Zallie Family Markets, the family-owned and operated South Jersey-based company and member of Keasbey-based retailer co-op Wakefern Food Corp., announced the executive promotions of Anthony Massoni to president and George Veit to vice president of operations and merchandising. The grocer is also named Anika Parker as the new director of human resources. The announcement comes as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and the grand reopening and opening of two store locations.
In his new role as company president, Massoni will lead Zallie Family Markets, which operates ShopRite stores in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in New Jersey as well as in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. He will oversee all aspects of the company, including sales, merchandising and advertising programs, and retail operations at the company’s 11 ShopRite stores. He will also continue to help develop the talented teams working across those stores.
Massoni, who started his supermarket career as a cashier when he was just a teenager, worked for several supermarket companies in a variety of roles before joining Zallie Family Markets in 2003. He managed the ShopRite of Medford and ShopRite of Berlin before being promoted to a merchandiser overseeing the Grocery, HBC (Health and Beauty Care), Nonfoods, Dairy and Frozen departments. He most recently held the position of vice president of operations and merchandising for Zallie Family Markets, playing a key role this year in the grand reopening of the ShopRite of Glassboro and the opening of the company’s newest store, the ShopRite of Center Square, as Zallie Family Markets marked a half-century in business in South Jersey.
Veit has been promoted to the role of vice president of operations and merchandising and will oversee all facets of store operations. Before joining Zallie Family Markets in 2007 as an assistant store manager, Veit worked for both Acme Markets and Giant Foods. He was named store director of the ShopRite of Sicklerville in 2010 and later managed the ShopRite of Williamstown and ShopRite of Berlin. In 2021, he was promoted to district manager.
“I am pleased to announce these two very well-deserved promotions at Zallie Family Markets,” David Zallie, Zallie Family Markets’ CEO, said. “Through their dedication and hard work, Anthony and George have helped our stores succeed over the years. We look forward now to the impact they will have as we mark our 50th anniversary year and move into an exciting future with a continued focus on value, quality and service. I’m also excited to announce the addition of Anika Parker as director of human resources. We are glad she’s joining the Zallie Family Markets team and know she will work with Anthony and George to help our associates succeed.”
Parker, a Franklinville resident, brings with her over 25 years of experience in the HR field. Throughout her career, she has held leadership roles in the human resources departments of major companies such as Home Depot, Saint-Gobain Corp., Five Below and more. At Zallie Family Markets, Parker will oversee its more than 2,400 team members, managing all HR polices and operations across each of the company’s 11 stores.