Allegiance Retail Services LLC has hired Eugene "Gene" Camiolo to be its category manager – frozen.
Camiolo’s 28-year supermarket industry career started at Pathmark, where over the next two decades, he held a wide range of positions, among them field merchandiser, system administrator, dairy buyer, and senior category manager of the dairy division and frozen foods.
In 2008, he joined The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. in Montvale, N.J., as senior category manager of GM/HBC/grocery. Within six months, he had risen to the role of director – dairy/frozen foods. Last year, Camiolo attained his most recent position, that of director – GM/HBC.
"Gene's previous record of success, coupled with his extensive background in frozen, will be an invaluable asset to Allegiance,” noted Steve Hungerbuhler, VP-dairy/deli/frozen at the Iselin, N.J.-based retail cooperative.
Allegiance supports such independent supermarkets as Foodtown, Freshtown, D’Agostino, LaBella Marketplace, Farmtastic, Brooklyn Harvest, Big Deal Food Markets and Orchard Fine Foods by providing them with marketing, advertising, technological and merchandising support, in addition to a full line of Foodtown private label products.