News Releases

A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division Appointed by Bridgford Foods

January 8, 2015

Bridgford Foods, famous for their frozen bread dough products, shelf-stable dry and semi-dry sausage products and beef jerky, has appointed A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing to represent them in the New England Foodservice marketplace. Bridgford is a multi-year recipient of  the Gold Taste Award Medal for its pepperoni, beef jerky and bakery products from the American Tasting Institute. “We are excited at the new opportunities A.J. Letizio brings to the table with their dedicated staff,  personalized service, and prominence in the New England foodservice marketplace.” said Ryan Gardner, Northeast Director of Sales for Bridgford.   Paul Abdalian, A. J. Letizio Senior VP/Foodservice along with his team of industry professionals, are eager to expand the Bridgford line in the K-12 School Nutrition arena as well all sectors in New England foodservice. “We are honored to have been chosen by the great people at Bridgford to represent their famous line of products. In an environment of consolidation, loss of personalized attention and ever changing company names and rosters, we at A.J. Letizio pride ourselves in standing apart from the rest with an organization whose team members’ service spans decades, wearing the same company name, logo and under the same ownership and management for decades. Our category management, brand and customer knowledge is unparalleled and is forged over a century of delivering results and building success for great companies like Bridgford. We are proud of the reputation we have earned as industry trendsetters, incorporating the latest in technology with our team members, providing them with all the tools available to easily access and process key information needed to drive successful market strategies and to guide sound decision making. All this, with the best, most well respected associates in front of our customers more often, we look forward to delivering superior results in placing new items and driving greater growth with Bridgford’s existing customers, while building new opportunities with operators across New England.” said Al Letizio, Jr., A.J. Letizio President and CEO. With fifty associates, Windham, New Hampshire based A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing is a professional sales & marketing agency serving the food and non-foods/disposable products industry, following a century old family legacy that traces its origins back to 1912. Operating separate Retail and Foodservice Divisions, the company delivers specialized service and expertise in each of these sectors as food brokers and non-food brokers. serving clients who are leading national and regional manufacturers of food and non-food/ disposable products. Learn more at www.ajletizio.com .

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Wins 2014 Broker Excellence Award

November 18, 2014

The A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Non-Foods team received the highest honors with the 2014 Broker Excellence Award at the recent MANA convention.

Total Concept Marketing Joins with A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing

March 12, 2014

Total Concept Marketing, Inc. of Bedford, NH has merged with A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. of Windham, NH, according to Andrew Tierno, President of Total Concept Marketing and Al Letizio, Jr., president of A.J. Letizio. “The combination will come under the banner of A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing and creates a great synergy with the combination of both teams with their combined experience and knowledge, said Letizio.” Andy Tierno is a recognized expert in the Non-Foods, Disposable and Jan-San sector, with over 40 years of service in the industry in New England. He first ventured into business in 1969 as a Non-Foods/ Disposables manufacturer’s representative and went on to form Total Concept Marketing, his latest venture, in 1991. Total Concept Marketing is a leading firm and market leader in Non-Foods-Disposables and Jan-San in New England.

Longtime TCM team member Bob Morris will join the A.J. Letizio team as Director of Non-Foods, Disposables and Jan-San as part of the A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division. Also joining the team is Marianne Henry, as Sales Support Specialist, joining A.J. Letizio’s extensive team of Sales service specialist at their Windham, NH headquarters.

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with Paul Abdalian and the fine team at A.J. Letizio which will provide extensive additional coverage for our principals when combined with the TCM team,” said Andy Tierno. “I have known Andy for many years now and greatly respect what he has accomplished and am just thrilled to have him and his team with us as we expand our service to the non-foods category,” added Al Letizio, Jr.

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013, following a century old family legacy since the family’s first venture in the food industry back in 1912 in Lawrence, MA. With nearly fifty associates, today A.J. Letizio is a professional sales & marketing agency serving the food and non-food industry. Operating separate Retail and Foodservice Divisions, the company delivers specialized service and expertise in each of these sectors. Included in their portfolio of clients are leading national and regional manufacturers of food and non-food products. “We are passionate about what we do and that passion translates into results that are consistently delivered to our clients and customers.” said Paul Abdalian, Foodservice VP.

Crystal Milosh has joined the headquarter Sales Support Team at A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing in Windham

February 3, 2014

Crystal Milosh has joined the headquarter Sales Support Team at A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing in Windham. In her new position, she will work in support of Retail and Foodservice Sales Support. A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute and a seasoned food industry professional, her experience ranges from Sous Chef to Customer Service to Sales Support. She was most recently an Inside Sales Representative with Progressive Gourmet in Wilmington, MA before joining our team. Mike Angelo, A.J. Letizio’s Director of Sales Support welcomed Crystal as “an excellent addition to our team, a true professional and recognized expert.” Crystal and her family live nearby in Derry, NH.