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Associated Grocers Of New England Hires Visser-Depp

AGNE Ann Visser-Depp
Ann Visser-Depp

Associated Grocers of New England (AGNE) has hired Ann Visser-Depp as director of fresh merchandising and procurement. On April 1, Visser-Depp will begin at AGNE and will report to Peter Vail, VP merchandising and procurement. Reporting to Visser-Depp will be Ray Choate, director of meat/seafood/deli and bakery, and Lenny Miner, category manager of produce.

Visser-Depp has spent the last seven years at Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-op, most recently as director of center store procurement. She produced positive fiscal results by utilizing her skills at creating collaborative partnerships with suppliers that resulted in a win-win for both Olean and its retailers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Florida Southern College and looks forward to pursuing her MBA.

AGNE is a retailer-owned, wholesale grocery distribution center in Pembroke, New Hampshire, serving the needs of independent retail grocers, multi-store independent supermarket groups, community supermarkets, country stores and convenience retailers.  

AGNE was founded in 1946 by a small, enterprising group of independent grocers. Today, the company serves stores in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Upstate New York/Albany area and Eastern Pennsylvania.

Over the past 70-plus years, AGNE provides resources, products, programs, services, technologies and innovative solutions independent retailers require.

About the author

Kristen Brissette

Kristen lives on Cape Cod and enjoys working in the food industry. She loves attending food shows and meeting others in the field.

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