Wakefern Seeking New Customers

Wakefern Food Corp. is actively looking for non-member wholesale customers an approach that represents a major change in our mind-set, according to Joseph S. Colalillo, chairman and chief executive officer of the member-owned cooperative. We're still focused 100% on our members and their needs, but if the right opportunity [to supply a retailer] comes along, we won't say no anymore,

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. here is actively looking for non-member wholesale customers — an approach that represents “a major change in our mind-set,” according to Joseph S. Colalillo, chairman and chief executive officer of the member-owned cooperative.

“We're still focused 100% on our members and their needs, but if the right opportunity [to supply a retailer] comes along, we won't say no anymore,” he told SN. “We'll look at it and see if there are benefits

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