WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

Consistently delivering results beyond expectation

To provide a professional sales and service experience to the wholesale food industry that consistently delivers results beyond expectation, makes things happen, and routinely solves problems that are thought to be impossible to solve by others. We are passionate about what we do, and that passion translates into results that are consistently delivered to our clients and customers.

Executive Team

Supporting the mission

Al Letizio, Jr. President & Chief Executive Officer
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Marc DiPersio Senior Vice President – Retail Division Business Management & Merchandising
Adam Letizio Senior Vice President Foodservice & Disposable Goods
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Nick Letizio Senior Vice President – Retail Division Account Management & Analytics
OUR HISTORY

A legacy of success

1912
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Letizio Family Meat Market Opens

We trace the origins of our business back to the Letizio family’s first venture into the food business in 1912. read more…

1912
1925
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Letizio Brothers Earn Reputation as Master Meat Merchandisers

The Letizio brothers grew to become master meat merchandisers, and as years went by, they remained at the forefront of read more…

1925
1935
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Letizio Brothers at the Forefront of Rapidly Evolving Retail Food Business

The early 20th century innovations of electricity, telephone communication, and the automobile changed the world… read more…

1935
1956
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Alfred A. Letizio an Early Innovator of the “Super” Market Concept

Alfred Letizio emerged as an early Innovator of the new, full-service Super Market Concept with Foodland in Salem read more…

1956
1965
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Albert J. Letizio Emerges as the Letizio family’s Third Generation Innovator in Supermarket Meat Merchandising

Al Letizio started his career, learning the art, science, and business end of the family trade from his father Alfred, read more…

1965
1974
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Albert J. Letizio Celebrates Return to Family Roots Meat Markets

In 1974, Al Letizio saw the opportunity to create a “throwback” concept and opened New England Wholesale Meat read more…

1974
1988
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A.J. Letizio Food Brokers Founded as “Meat and Deli Experts Since 1912″

In 1988 Al Letizio, Jr. and wife Patti founded A.J. Letizio Food Brokers in Salem, New Hampshire, with the slogan read more…

1988
1996
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A.J. Letizio Diversifies into Foodservice with the acquisition of Market Quest Foods

In 1996, A.J. Letizio ventured into the food service business with the acquisition of Market Quest Foodservice of read more…

1996
2000
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A.J. Letizio Food Brokers becomes A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing and opens Corporate Headquarters Facility

A.J. Letizio evolves from its original “food broker” model into a full-service “sales agency” as A.J. Letizio read more…

2000
2006
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Foodservice Division Grows with Beacon Food Sales Acquisition

In 2006 A.J. Letizio announced the acquisition of Beacon Food Sales of Boston, MA, growing… read more…

2006
2008
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A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Celebrates its 20th Year

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing celebrates 20 years since its founding in 1988. read more…

2008
2009
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Foodservice Division Expands into School Nutrition with Acquisition of Cotton, Cotton, and Hill Food Brokers

A.J. Letizio acquires New England K-12 powerhouse, Cotton, Cotton & Hill Food Brokers, expanding its food service read more…

2009
2009
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A.J. Letizio Inducted into First Families in the Food Industry

The Griffin Report of Food Marketing recognizes A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing and inducts the Letizio family into read more…

2009
2012
Fresh Food Experts
Letizio Family Celebrates 100 Years of Service in the Food Industry

The Letizio family celebrates 100 years since the family’s start in the food business in 1912 read more…

2012
2012
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Retail Division Expands Coverage to Specialty Grocery with Acquisition of Gentile and Associates Food Brokers

A.J. Letizio category focus expands to the Retail Specialty Grocery sector with the addition of Gentile & Associates. read more…

2012
2014
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Foodservice Division Expands to Non-Foods/Disposable Products with Acquisition of Total Concept Marketing

With the addition of the Total Concept Marketing team, A.J. Letizio expands its expertise and category read more…

2014
2016
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Nick Letizio Joins A.J. Letizio Retail Division

Nick Letizio joins the A.J. Letizio Retail Division, marking the beginning of the Letizio Family’s fifth generation read more…

2016
2017
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Letizio Tower Completed and Dedicated to Town of Windham, NH at the Town’s 275th Anniversary

Letizio Tower is completed and donated to the Town of Windham in recognition of the Town’s 275th anniversary. read more…

2017
2017
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Groundbreaking for New A.J. Letizio Complex, including Letizio Tower and A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center

The Letizio family embarks on a major investment to triple the size of the existing Windham, NH A.J. Letizio Sales read more…

2017
2018
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Adam Letizio Joins A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division

Adam Letizio joins the A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division, continuing the legacy of the Letizio Family’s fifth read more…

2018
2018
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A.J. Letizio Expands Foodservice Division into Upstate New York

After many years of successful operation in the New England market area, A.J. Letizio expands its foodservice coverage read more…

2018
2019
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A.J. Letizio Retail Division expands coverage to Metro New York Market

A.J. Letizio expands its retail coverage to include Metro New York, with the addition of several new staff members and read more…

2019
2019
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New A.J. Letizio Enterprise Center Grand Opening

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing opens its new 20,000 sq ft national headquarters location in Windham New Hampshire. read more…

2019
2020
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A.J. Letizio Sales and Marketing, Inc. Acquires A. Russo Imports New England Cheese Business Sector

A.J. Letizio acquires New England Cheese Business Sector of A. Russo Imports. After many years of service to the read more…

2020
2020
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US SBA Names Al Letizio, Jr. Small Businessperson of Year and A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Family-owned Business of the Year for 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named Al Letizio, Jr., CEO of A.J. Letizio Sales and Marketing, Inc. as read more…

2020
2021
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A.J. Letizio Foodservice Division expands coverage through Mid- Mid-Atlantic

A.J. Letizio continues expanding coverage to include Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West read more…

2021
2021
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A.J. Letizio Acquires Forgione Associates, Inc.

A.J. Letizio acquires Forgione Associates, Inc. of Maspeth, New York, a strong and recognized player. read more…

2021
Our Culture

We believe our success starts with our people

We place our team members and their families as our top priority, fostering a workplace that is positive and team-oriented. We encourage professional development and reward individual accomplishment within a stable, reliable workplace.

Pride in Our Work

We are industry leaders, dedicated to working together to achieve success through teamwork, continuous education, appreciation for each other, and taking pride in our work. We use our expertise to deliver consistent results to our clients and customers.

Care for Our People

We support our team personally and professionally by offering excellent benefits and a compassionate work environment with the understanding that life happens. We want you to have the opportunity to be present both in work and in life.

Giving Back to Our Community

Our fundamental mission is to give back to others. We always take the opportunity to make a positive impact on our community, involving our team in outreach, volunteer, and community partnership opportunities.

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc.

A.J. Letizio is well-respected everywhere. I really enjoy being a part of a winning, positive organization.

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc.

At A.J. Letizio’s we have a great balance between work and family life.

A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing, Inc.

A.J. Letizio is very strong with community involvement. I like being part of an organization that gives back.