Featuring a special presentation from New Jersey’s Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, NJFC will kick off the New Year with its Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, New Jersey.
At the event, NJFC will elect its new officers and Board of Directors, including the association’s new Chair, Richard J. Saker of Saker ShopRites, who currently serves as Vice Chair. Richard Saker is the Chairman, President and CEO of Saker Holdings Corporation and Saker ShopRites, Inc., owner and operator of 30 ShopRite Supermarkets, 29 pharmacies, 2 liquor stores, and Dearborn Market and Garden Center. Saker ShopRites is one of the highest average volume per store supermarket chains in the country, employing nearly 9,000 associates.
Also joining as officers in 2017 are Vice Chair Mike Murphy, Senior Vice President of QuickChek Corporation and Secretary Joe Sofia, Senior Vice President of Wegmans Food Markets. Associate Vice Chair Joe McCarthy, Vice President Metro Atlantic of Bimbo Bakeries, and Treasurer Mike Rothwell, Vice President and General Manager of Pennington Quality Market, will continue in their roles for another term. The full Board of Directors will also be elected for a new term during the meeting.
Attendees will enjoy a cocktail reception featuring the best that New Jersey’s craft breweries and wineries have to offer while networking with the state’s leading food industry executives and professionals.
The Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for NJFC members to discuss the association’s priorities and major events for the upcoming year. It’s also a great time for members to learn about government affairs initiatives and the various NJFC Committees in which they can participate.
For industry members who would like to attend the event and celebrate the beginning of another exciting year, please visit our registration page.