D’Agostino Pledges Allegiance

C&S Wholesale Grocers, based in Keene, N.H., has begun shipping product for D’Agostino Supermarkets through Allegiance Retail Services LLC. Allegiance will provide Larchmont, N.Y.-based D’Agostino with category management, item maintenance and merchandising support, among other services. The arrangement became effective Dec. 4

D’Agostino, which operates 13 grocery stores in Manhattan and one in upstate New York’s Westchester County, will additionally make use of Allegiance’s private label program, which features the popular Foodtown brand.

“This is an exciting time,” said Gus Lebiak, VP center store for Iselin, N.J.-based Allegiance. “It illustrates how Allegiance can provide services to retailers of many different banners, sizes and geographies.”

Formed by retail co-op Foodtown Inc., Allegiance offers its independent retailer members marketing, advertising, technological and operational services, as well as the full line of Foodtown products.

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