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Associated Foods establishes new Metropolitan City Foods division

Associated Foods has established Metropolitan City Foods, a new division formed to develop new stores under the Met Food Markets, Pioneer Supermarkets, Met Fresh Supermarkets and Metropolitan Citymarkets of NYC banners.

In connection with the Metropolitan City Foods division, Associated has established a business development and sales team with the hiring of Mike Turner and John Borzumato.
 
Turner joins Metropolitan City Foods from White Rose Inc. where he was previously director of corporate sales. Turner will be a vice president at Metropolitan City Foods responsible for sales and business development.
 
Borzumato joins Metropolitan City Foods from C&S Wholesalers where he was previously director of new business development. Borzumato will be a vice president at Metropolitan City Foods. In his new capacity, Borzumato will be working with existing Associated retailers as well as developing a pipeline of new store opportunities in New York City, New Jersey and throughout the Northeast.
 
Andy Unanue, managing partner of AUA Private Equity Partners, says: “As part of our vision in acquiring Associated Foods, we saw the opportunity to become more integrated with our retailers and provide them better service. By establishing Metropolitan City Foods and building out our sales and business development efforts we can better serve the needs of our store owners while simultaneously growing our store count. I look forward to expanding our presence in the NYC market and contiguous areas. I am very excited to see Mike and John join our team and I believe that their know-how, capabilities, relationships and enthusiasm will have an incredible impact on our service offerings to our existing and new retailers.”

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