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.