Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc.
Industry-savvy executive with proven ability to drive results, profit, and corporate image by utilizing over 20 years of extensive retail industry knowledge and experience gained by navigating through the ranks at three major companies. Currently CEO at Key Food Stores Co-operative Inc., an expanding supermarket co-operative in the Northeast. Founded in Brooklyn in 1937, Key Food Stores Co-Operative, Inc. includes more than 150 independently owned and operated grocery stores with $1.4 billion in annual sales located in all five boroughs, Long Island, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Previously, Dean held several positions with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of confectionery products and excelled at all roles. Prior to Wrigley, he spent 10 years with the Campbell Soup Company in Camden, New Jersey, where he had a successful and diversified career involving marketing, sales and customer relations. Specialties: strategy, vision & mission planning, leadership development, profitability & industry analysis, finance, budgeting & cost management, market research & identification, policy & procedure development, board collaboration, regulatory compliance, industry innovation, contract negotiations & strategic alliances, change management, and risk mitigation