The board of directors of FRANE, the Frozen & Refrigerated Association of the North East, unanimously voted to recognize Roche Bros. Supermarkets as its 2019 Retail Member of the Year. This award goes annually to the one retail member who exemplifies commitment to the frozen and refrigerated industry and the members the association serves. Wellesley, Massachusetts-based Roche Bros. joins a list of honorees that includes Big Y Supermarkets and Stop & Shop.
The board also selected Andy Linsky of Guida’s Dairy as its 2019 Member of the Year. Linsky has been instrumental in securing new members, responsible for double-digit growth this year. Linsky currently serves on the executive team as well as several committees. The board cited his experience, commitment to the industry and work on behalf of the association and its members.
FRANE will present the awards Oct. 25-27 during an event at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The weekend will feature an interactive business session on Saturday morning with Kurian Thomas, SVP and practice leader-Americas at IRI.
In addition, the association will recognize the Perishable Industry’s 2019 Emerging Leaders. This recognition, now in its fourth year, honors those who are changing the status quo and making an impact on the industry’s future.