Tom DeLuca Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing
Tom DeLuca of 3D Marketing & Sales of West Springfield, MA and Al Letizio, Jr., of A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, headquartered in Windham, NH, announced today that they have reached an agreement to merge portions of 3D’s business with A.J. Letizio and that Tom DeLuca will be joining the A.J. Letizio team.
In this move, A.J. Letizio will acquire 3D Marketing & Sales’ retail and foodservice cheese business portfolio in Western New England and Tom DeLuca will join A.J. Letizio in the role of Business Manager in Letizio’s Retail Division, starting in January 2023. Based at A.J. Letizio’s Western New England regional headquarters in Glastonbury, CT, Tom DeLuca will take over the management A.J. Letizio’s key retail accounts in the region, previously managed by A.J. Letizio Senior Vice President Nick Letizio. “The merging of our cheese business is a natural fit, since our interests have been directly related and we have worked together closely over the last years,” said Tom DeLuca about the decision to come together with A.J. Letizio. “The DeLuca family and Letizio family have been close friends for many decades and share a common, generational family legacy in the specialty Italian meat and cheese business. I’ve always respected the DeLucas and am so happy that we have joined together in this new relationship, that will be so beneficial in serving our clients and customers with a higher level of service,” said Al Letizio, Jr.
Tom DeLuca founded 3D Marketing back in 1980, following a family legacy of expertise in the Italian Meat and Cheese business that started originally with his dad, Tom Sr., a well-known industry expert. 3D Marketing is best known for being an early pioneer of the Belgioioso cheese brand in western New England and has continued to grow and support the brand throughout the marketplace. In Tom’s new role at A.J. Letizio, he will be working in tandem with the A.J. Letizio sales management, retail merchandizing and data analytics teams to deliver a high level of service to all his customers and clients.
A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing is a privately owned, independent Super-Regional Sales Agency in the Eastern United States. Celebrating its 35th year in operation in 2023, the Letizio family follows a five-generation long, 120-year legacy in the food business, dating back to the family’s Italian Meat Market in Lawrence MA in 1912. Today, A.J. Letizio provides service to the Retail & Consumer Packaged Goods industry throughout the Eastern United States and to the Foodservice industry throughout the Northeast United States. The company supports its business with over 125 of the industry’s finest professionals on staff. Headquartered in Windham, New Hampshire, A.J. Letizio operates regional facilities in Glastonbury Connecticut; New York City; Rochester, New York; Parlin, New Jersey; and has new facilities planned for Philadelphia and Northern Virginia.