News Releases


May 11, 2020

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing of Windham, NH announced today that the company has reached an agreement with A. Russo Imports of East Boston, MA to acquire their business. Russo has been a strong, recognized player in the Supermarket and Foodservice Industry in Boston and cheese experts for three generations. Tom Russo’s grandfather was importing cheese since in the 1890s and the family’s roots can be traced back to the family’s Cottage Street office in historic East Boston. Al Russo, Tom’s dad, grew to be a major importer of Italian cheese, and supplier to the greater Boston area. Al’s son Tom has carried on the tradition for 40 years and A. Russo Imports has been the leader in the Italian Cheese business in the greater Boston area. When the Auricchio family introduced BelGioioso cheese, Al and Tom Russo were the pioneers of this iconic brand of Italian cheese, along with the Auricchio family, whose Wisconsin company carried on the family multi-generation international legacy as Italian cheese experts. After many years of service to the industry, Tom Russo will be transitioning his company’s operations to the A.J. Letizio family. The team at A.J. Letizio share a common legacy of multi-generational service in the food industry with the Russos and Auricchios, with the Letizio family tracing its roots to the family’s Italian market in Lawrence, MA in 1912. The A.J. Letizio team looks forward to serving Russo’s customers in his region and working with the Auricchio family to promote their incredible line of BelGioioso cheese products at foodservice and retail. Al Letizio Jr., President and CEO of A.J. Letizio, comments, “Tom Russo has been a friend to me and our organization for many years and to be able bring our two companies together is a great feeling. Our companies are a perfect fit and the move is consistent with A.J. Letizio’s 20-year strategic plan.” A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing is a Super Regional Sales Agency that celebrates its 32nd year in operation in 2020. As Windham New Hampshire’s largest private employer, A.J. Letizio and its staff members operate out of their newly opened state of the art national headquarters in Windham and its recently opened Parlin New Jersey regional headquarters. A.J. Letizio’s Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Division operates in all States in the Eastern United States and its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division operates in the Northeast United States. [/fsn_text][/fsn_column][/fsn_row]

Deb Galliher Promoted to Regional Director Position at A.J. Letizio

January 27, 2020

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Deb Galliher has been promoted Regional Sales Director for Up-State New York for its Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Division. Galliher joined the company in 2016 as a Business Manager in Up-State New York and has served in that position until her promotion. In her new role, Deb will be accountable for all A.J. Letizio retail business in Upstate New York and will lead the A.J. Letizio Upstate New York Team. “Upstate New York continues to be a major growth area for us at A.J. Letizio and we are happy to have Deb’s leadership on the team as we continue to support our customers and clients in this region,” said Marc DiPersio, A.J. Letizio Senior Vice President/Retail. Deb, who joined A.J. Letizio from Acosta Sales & Marketing, lives in Clifton Springs, New York with husband Jeremy and son Gavin. A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing employs nearly 100 associates across 17 states in the Eastern Time Zone in service to customers and clients in the Retail/Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice/Disposable Goods sectors.

Andrew Cerretani Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

January 15, 2020

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Andrew Cerretani will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division starting on January 27th, 2020. Andrew will serve as an Account Manager/K-12 Specialist in the New England Market. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maine at Orono. An avid hockey player, Andrew has competed at the collegiate and professional levels for the Maine Black Bears and Wheeling Nailers. In 2016 Andrew left the ice and entered sales, serving State Street Corporation as a Client Operations Specialist and Granite Telecommunications as a Regional Account Manager. Andrew is particularly excited to be transitioning to the food business because of his family legacy in the industry. Andrew’s family operated Cerretani’s Supermarkets for years, and Andrew now carries on a family tradition much like many of his new teammates at A.J. Letizio. Andrew lives in Pelham, NH, and joins a growing A.J. Letizio team of nearly 100 people. “We could not be more excited to welcome Andrew to the crew,” said SVP Adam Letizio, “he will be an incredible asset to our K-12 business and our team as a whole.”

Liz Pistritto Joins A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Foodservice & Disposable Goods Team

November 22, 2019

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc. is pleased to announce that Liz Pistritto will join its Foodservice & Disposable Goods Division effective December 2nd, 2019. Liz will serve as a Business Manager and will also have account responsibility in Western New England. Liz has a tremendous reputation in the industry, with experience in all aspects of the business. Liz has held positions in food and beverage management, retail, manufacturing, and brokerage. Liz most recently served as the Northeast Regional Director-Foodservice at Mutti USA Inc. A.J. Letizio has continued to grow rapidly, with its newly completed 21,000 square foot national headquarters project and the recent acquisition of M.J. Comerford and Associates closing a banner year for 2019. According to SVP Adam Letizio, “Liz is an Ace in every way. Not only will she have a direct impact on our clients and customers, she will also make every one of us better at what we do.” Liz joins a growing team of more than 75 professionals serving the Food and Non-Food Industry.