At its annual board meeting in June, the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association welcomed Scott Quigg, president and CEO of Pump N Pantry, Inc., to its Board of Directors. He joins the board on behalf of Pump N Pantry to fill the role of Sam Anderson.
With 34 years of experience in the retail and petroleum industries, Quigg leads Pump N Pantry and its affiliates in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania.
“We’re thrilled to have Scott join the board. Scott’s experience and knowledge in the industry will be such an asset to the association,” said Alex Baloga, president and CEO of PFMA. “I’m thankful for the time that Sam served and for Pump N Pantry’s continued support.”
Quigg’s career began with Cumberland Farms Convenience Stores and Christy’s Markets in New England. He attended Boston University Questrom School of Business, earned his MBA and moved to Pennsylvania in 1993 to join the family business.
In 2000, he became president of fuel wholesaler Fleet Transport & Trading, Inc. Upon purchasing Pump N Pantry, Inc. in 2001, he moved into his current role as president and CEO of Pump N Pantry and its affiliates.
Quigg graduated high school from Deerfield Academy, received a post-graduate high school diploma from the American School in Switzerland, a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Bates College and an MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Among other service, Quigg has served on the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, the Board of Directors of the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Mass., and currently serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Mass.
He and his wife Melinda live in Montrose, Pa., and have two grown children.
PFMA is grateful for Quigg’s service on the board. PFMA is led by a 36-member Board of Directors that includes retail and associate members. This volunteer group shapes the association’s agenda.
With its finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the food and beverage retail environment, the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association hosted members from across the commonwealth to discuss industry trends and challenges during its two-day Annual Conference in Gettysburg.
“This conference provides valuable time for us to connect with our members and sponsors and discuss what’s happening in food and beverage retail,” said Alex Baloga, president and CEO of PFMA. “I’m grateful that some of the brightest and most innovative leaders in the industry took time to share their insight and collaborate on the issues and opportunities we’re facing today.”
Tuesday’s first conference session covered the future of SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and the program’s online shift to meet the needs of its users. Following was a panel discussion on supply chain issues and how members from UNFI, Karns Foods, Turkey Hill/EG America and Utz Brands, Inc., strategize ways to tackle these challenges.
The association welcomed attendees to a cocktail hour and dinner at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center Tuesday evening. Prior to dinner, PFMA presented the 2022 Food Industry Trailblazer Award to Lisa Dell’Alba, president and CEO of Square One Markets, Inc., for her dedication, creativity and leadership.
Wednesday opened with a panel discussion on creating work cultures that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, featuring members from The GIANT Company, Sheetz, Inc., Core-Mark/Eby-Brown and Albertsons Companies.
The final session covered transportation and infrastructure updates from Larry Shifflet, the deputy secretary for planning at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Prior to the conference kickoff, the PFMA Board of Directors approved new leadership. Serving for the next two-year term is Lisa Dell’Alba, chair, president and CEO of Square One Markets, Inc.; Justin Evans, vice president of sustainability and government relations for Giant Eagle, Inc.; Andrea Karns, treasurer, vice president of marketing and sales at Karns Foods; and Mike Mammone, secretary, senior director of customer experience, Robesonia division, C&S Wholesale Grocers.
Baloga thanked outgoing chair, Tom Cormier, manager of government affairs at Ahold Delhaize USA, for his service on the board. “Tom led PFMA with clarity, creativity and optimism,” Baloga said. “Tom, thank you for helping to steer PFMA on a strong path forward. We’ve all benefited from your leadership.”
PFMA is grateful to all the attendees, presenters and vendors who made the conference possible. A special thank you to Gettysburg Hotel and Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center for their hospitality.
The PFMA 2022 Fall Legislative Conference is scheduled for October 25 and 26 at the Hershey Country Club. Details are forthcoming.
(From left) Tom Cormier, outgoing chair of the PFMA Board of Directors and manager of government affairs for Ahold Delhaize USA; Lisa Dell'Alba, chair of the PFMA Board of Directors and president and CEO of Square One Markets, Inc.; and Alex Baloga, president and CEO of PFMA at the Annual Conference dinner in Gettysburg.
The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association presented its 2022 Food Industry Trailblazer award to Lisa Dell’Alba, president and CEO of Square One Markets, Inc., during its Annual Conference dinner on Tuesday evening.
The award recognizes a pioneer in food and beverage retail who is willing to take risks and innovate to stay ahead in the industry.
“Lisa, who has now taken the reigns as chair of the PFMA Board of Directors, shares her creativity and energy with our board through her leadership,” said Alex Baloga, president and CEO of PFMA. “I know her hard work and dedication as chair will continue to inspire the direction of the association and her peers in the industry.”
In presenting the award Tuesday night, Tom Cormier, outgoing chair of the PFMA Board of Directors and manager of government affairs for Ahold Delhaize USA, acknowledged Dell’Alba’s ability to navigate the challenging environment of food retail.
“Those who can adapt, remain agile and are willing to experiment stay ahead of the issues,” Cormier said. “This is why the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association honors one of these industry trailblazers, Lisa Dell’Alba.”
When receiving the award, Dell'Alba credited the honor to teamwork both at Square One and through the association.
Dell’Alba was born into the world of retail at Square One Markets. When she was young, her father encouraged her to forge her own path before working in the family business. In 2004, she joined Square One Markets and fell in love with the industry.
She worked as management of multi-facilities, category manager and human resource director. At 28 years old, she became the vice president of operations where she developed innovative concepts such as a team-based approach to operations management and redefining the customer service excellence. She also implemented the concept of multi-person interviews to strengthen her team’s approach to operations.
In 2009, she became president of Square One Markets, continuing to focus on the core values of her family business.
During the PFMA Annual Conference Board of Director’s meeting, Dell’Alba was named chair of the board. She previously served as vice chair. She also serves as the vice chair of member services on the NACS Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors for the TEAM Pennsylvania Foundation.