QuickChek Corporation has announced the hiring of Scott Zoeller to the new position of vice president of food service.
The Whitehouse Station-based family-owned company was named the 2016 National Convenience Store Chain of the Year and its coffee was named best in America in a national consumer survey by Technomic.
Zoeller joins QuickChek from Kings Supermarkets and Balducci’s, where he was most recently vice president of deli, prepared foods, meat and seafood. During his 12-year career at Kings, he led the transition and focus of both brands in key areas of product development, specialty food, international cheese, wine, catering, meat and seafood that helped further define Kings, a small upscale specialty grocery store with 25 locations in the metropolitan area, and Balducci’s, the iconic New York City gourmet food market. Prior to Kings he was with Giant Food Stores.
The Roselle Park native is also a member of the Retail Networking Committee for the not-for-profit Specialty Food Association.
“Scott’s extensive background in driving sales growth, building successful teams and providing customers with an intimate shopping experience will be a great asset as we continue to grow our menu and continue to meet the demands of today’s fast casual shopper,” said QuickChek CEO Dean Durling.
“I believe time is the new currency in our lives and delivering convenient fresh food is a strong passion of mine,” said Zoeller. “I’m excited to join the QuickChek team and help expand their focus on creating food that is on trend and made with the freshest, all natural ingredients available.”
In his new position Zoeller will report to QuickChek Senior Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising Rob Easley.
The privately-held chain recently began introducing newly designed fresh convenience market stores with an open concept layout featuring earth tone colors, cleaner sightlines and expansive aisles with spacious food stations. The new stores offer extensive displays of freshly made QuickChek grab-and-go food and market items, fresh baked goods made in-store, and a large stand-alone soup station offering a daily rotation of QuickChek soups made with all natural ingredients.