MIDDLETOWN, N.J. -- Food Circus Super Markets here said last week it is restructuring its organization to formalize the responsibilities of its third-generation executives.
duto, will continue as secretary-treasurer and her husband, Louis Scaduto, will continue as vice president and chief operating officer.
Among the organizational changes:
Philip Mannino, a 44-year employee, has been named executive vice president, responsible for all special projects, and assistant to Azzolina. He was formerly director of operations.
Louis Scaduto Jr. was named vice president, operations and merchandising, responsible for coordinating all store managers, assistant managers and category leaders.
Philip Scaduto was named vice president, administration and marketing, in charge of all marketing and advertising programs and in-store promotions, as well as policy administration.
John Azzolina was named vice president, finance and informational technologies, overseeing all financial categories and technological systems.
Joseph Azzolina Jr. was named vice president, strategic planning and development, responsible for planning, real estate and new business development.
Robert MacNeil, a 19-year Food Circus employee, was named assistant vice president, finance, responsible for all accounting functions and for the responsibilities of controller.
Azzolina Sr. said all four vice presidents are equal in ranking, adding that the company has not determined a line of succession.
He said the Azzolina and Scaduto children are all in their mid-30's to early 40's and have been working in the family business since they turned 16. "They've gradually fit into the specific areas in which they've been working but without any formal titles or responsibilities. Now we're defining those titles and responsibilities," he explained.
Food Circus operates its 13 stores in east-central New Jersey and accounts for annual sales volume of approximately $100 million. It is a member of the Foodtown Cooperative, Woodbridge, N.J., of which the elder Azzolina is chairman.
Food Circus evolved from a family-owned corner grocery store that John and Angelina Azzolina opened in 1927. Over the years meats and homemade sausages were added to the mix, and in 1950 Joseph Azzolina Sr. and his sister Grace joined their father to open a self-service superette called Food Basket.