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Dinkowitz Honored At New Jersey Food Council Night Of Distinction

Daniel Dinkowitz

Daniel Dinkowitz received the Industry Achievement Award at the New Jersey Food Council’s Night of Distinction on Dec. 14. He is the senior director of omni-channel sales at Allegiance Retail Services/Foodtown in Iselin, New Jersey.

“I have always looked up to the high caliber of past recipients and am so very honored to be chosen this year,” said Dinkowitz.

The New Jersey Food Council’s annual “Night of Distinction” celebrates food industry executives who promote the mission of the council, have found success in the food business and are civically engaged. 

At the December event, which was held virtually, Dinkowitz was recognized for all the work he has done in the industry and beyond.

Dinkowitz started in the food business in 1969, working as a delivery boy for a Foodtown supermarket. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he returned to work in the supermarket industry. 

Dinkowitz, who worked in varying roles for Pathmark over 35 years, was part of the team that installed the first IBM scanners in retail supermarkets, eliminating the need for price tags; he additionally worked for Zallie ShopRites and A&P. He also had his own supermarket, Seasons Harvest. 

“It’s amazing when I think about my life in the industry. I started as a delivery boy and now some 50 years later, I am senior director of omni-channel sales that involves home delivery. It’s a full circle,” he said. 

Dinkowitz currently resides in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey with his wife, Andrea, and two daughters Katelyn and Samantha.    

“It’s an honor to have such a dedicated and experienced individual on the Allegiance Retail Services team, and I am glad he has been recognized for all he does,” said John T. Derderian, president and COO of Allegiance Retail Services.

“I also wish to recognize the other two award recipients, Suzanne DelVechhio of QuickChek Corporation and Paul Patten of Wakefern Food Corporation, for their contribution to the food industry,” Derderian said.  

The New Jersey Food Council is a trade association that represents almost 400 companies, including 1,200 retail food stores, wholesalers, manufacturing and service companies that collectively employ more than 250,000 associates in the state.

For more information, visit njfoodcouncil.com.

Allegiance Retail Services LLC is a retailer owned co-op which provides independent supermarkets like Foodtown, Freshtown, D’Agostino, Gristedes, Pathmark, LaBella Marketplace, Brooklyn Harvest and more with customized retail services. 

Allegiance offers merchandising and IT support, advertising, marketing services and support services for retail operations as well as provides their clients with private label products.  

For more information, visit allegianceretailservices.com.

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