Wakefern Food Corp., a Keasbey, New Jersey-based cooperative that is the merchandising and distribution arm for ShopRite stores, has revealed the recipients of the 2019 YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award.
The YWCA TWIN Award Dinner on May 16 recognized the achievements and contributions made by women within their industries. The dinner was hosted by the YWCA Union County, a nonprofit organization. The awards also recognizes businesses whose policies and practices encourage achievement by women and who promote equal advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.
Wakefern honorees include: Grace Cuffy, senior supervising paralegal; Melissa Sungela, VP of corporate finance and tax; Susan Miller, senior supervisor of asset protection; and Tina Brandt, supervisor of fresh bake merchandisers.
ShopRite honorees include: Theresa Serluco, CFO, ShopRite of Carteret; Peggy Broccoli, manager of front end at ShopRite Supermarkets Inc.; and Eleanor Fallon, manager at SRS Envoy Services LLC.
Sungela leads the Finance Transformation Project to implement automated solutions and provide proactive analysis and insights into new tax reforms at both the federal and local levels. She also leads implementation of new accounting regulatory changes.
Cuffy’s responsibilities include managing Wakefern’s Intellectual Properties portfolio along with overseeing the company’s ongoing implementation of processes, protocols and technology.
Miller leads a group of nearly 20 people in protecting assets at two Wakefern facilities. She previously worked in Labor Relations and Safety and Workers Compensation and her work with union associates and operations management helped Wakefern gain approval as an OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) site.
Brandt leads and mentors a staff of six Wakefern fresh bake merchandisers who work in ShopRite stores. She oversees the scheduling of 30 retail technicians and collaborates with the engineering team to devise fresh merchandising bakery prototypes.
Serluco has helped run her family’s ShopRite of Carteret for more than 50 years, starting out as a cashier at the store when she was in high school. Today, she serves as CFO of the business.
Broccoli is responsible for overseeing the front end of 35 ShopRite stores in New York and New Jersey.
Fallon has advanced from entry level to manager of SRS Envoy Services, a subsidiary of ShopRite Supermarkets. She has piloted new programs including new software and management of the Envoy home delivery fleet.
Wakefern cooperative was founded in 1946 and comprises 50 members who independently own and operate 354 supermarkets under the ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer, Price Rite and Dearborn Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Virginia.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern. With 276 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland. ShopRite serves more than 6 million customers each week.