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A2 The Griffin Report of Food Marketing May 2009 Nothing Personal (Continued from page A1) According to Gina Goff of C&S, last year, Lem devoted 1,000 hours to the Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of the Lehigh Valley.He volunteered his time to mentor low-income youth in South Bethlehem, Pa., as an assistant boxing coach and trainer. “He is a great role model to the youth and helps by listening and offering ideas when presented with problems,” says the executive director of the council, Sis-Obed Torres Cordero. Lem became a candidate for the C&S Volunteer of the Year award Thumbs Up! by submitting a Dollars for Doers application. A panel of company employees rated each application for spirit of volunteerism, leader- ship and making a difference in people's lives. Through the Dollars for Doers program, nonprofit organizations benefit twice, once from the C&S employees’ contribution of time,and again from a C&S con- tribution of $1 per hour volunteered, to a maximum of 1,000 hours or $1,000. Dari Farms Former Sales Staff Member Tom Goodsell Passes Away We were sorry to hear that Tom Goodsell were more people like ‘Tommy,’ this world would be a better place. He is gone but not forgotten. His pleasant,gentle demeanor,big heart and sincere smile will be missed by all who knew him.”Mr. Goodsell was a U.S.Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was a past Dea- con at the West Suffield Congregational Church in Connecticut.Memo- rial donations may be made to the American Heart Assn., 1 Union St.Suite 301,Robbinsville,NJ 08691.For online condolences,please visit Former N.E. Food Broker To Be Inducted Into California Cheese & Butter Assn. Some may remember Bob Con- Dari Farms’ former salesperson Edward “Tom” Goodsell, 62, passed away on Saturday, April 25 in Easley.S.C. He retired from Dari Farms in February.Tom was at many a trade show, conven- tion,and golf tournament, repre- senting Dari Farms.According to Ira Mahakian, general manager of Dari Farms, “Tom was a trust- ed loyal member of the Dari Farms family for more than 20 years. He has always been admired and respected by those he worked with and those he served in the trade. He would work tirelessly for both. If there Man of the Year MFA JohnAndrew DeJesus of Foodmaster Supermarkets. Congratulations! from all your friends and associates at Adlife Marketing & Communications. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS, CO., INC. Your source for advertising, design, marketing and print. Bob Constantino Constantino has held a number of top management posts. He start- ed as the cofounder of Pryority Food Marketing, representing brand- ed meat and cheese manufacturers in all food industry segments. As the executive vice president of sales and marketing at Norseland Foods, he managed the Jarlsberg and Boursin brands of specialty cheeses in North America,and he also served as president and owner stantino from Pryority Food Market- ing,and we have found out that he was inducted into the California Cheese and Butter Assn. Hall of Fame on May 9 in San Francisco. Mr. Constantino is now vice presi- dent of retail sales for Roth Käse USA. He has been in the dairy and deli business for about 30 years. “We congratulate Bob and are proud that he is being recognized for the depth of talent and dedica- tion he brings to our industry,” said Steve McKeon, president of Roth Käse USA. During his career, Mr. of Rondele Specialty Foods of Merrill,Wis. End Caps Southern Family Market To Acquire Bruno’s & Food World Supermarkets Southern Family Markets (SFM), a supermarket operator in the Southeast, submitted the winning bid at a bankruptcy auction held on April 30 for the store locations and assets of Bruno’s Supermarkets, LLC. A federal judge approved the sale on May 4. Southern Family Mar- kets is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., of Keene, N.H. SFM will acquire the rights to all Bruno’s and Food World locations and will operate up to 31 stores. SFM will also acquire all intellectual property rights of Bruno’s including the “Bruno’s” and “Food World” banners. SFM’s bidding partner, Hilco Merchant Resources, will liqui- date the remaining stores that will cease operation. Jeffery Burkhead, senior vice president and general manager of SFM, stated: “SFM is extremely excited about the results of the auction and the combination of the SFM and Bruno’s operations. Having worked at Bruno’s myself for eight years before joining SFM, I know what great stores Bruno’s can operate. Bruno’s is an institution in the Alabama marketplace, and SFM is proud to be able to continue their long tradition of excellence and service. We are also very pleased to be able to preserve a large number of jobs that otherwise may have been lost.” (Continues on page A4) THE of Food Marketing Kevin B. Griffin President & Publisher Karen Harty Executive Vice President Jack Walsh Vice President of Business Development Mike Berger Senior Editor Randy Smith Staff Photographer Julie Mignosa Director of Operations Chris Newman Production Coordinator Alex Casey Graphic Designer Larisa Hart Graphic Designer Inga Dankers Bookkeeper David Tibbetts Kim McGrath Nicole Joy Hales Lisa Coston Curt Middleton Staff Writers THE (0192-4400-ISSN) of Food Marketing Published Monthly by Griffin Publishing Co., Inc. 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