Bob Mariano to receive GMA’s Hall of Achievement Award

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Bob Mariano to receive GMA’s Hall of Achievement Award


The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) will present Bob Mariano, the former chairman, president and CEO of Milwaukee-based Roundy’s Inc., with its Hall of Achievement Award in September.

The award, the trade group’s highest honor, recognizes the service and contributions of leaders in the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry. Mariano will receive the award at GMA’s Leadership Forum in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., which will take place Sept. 7-10.

“Bob Mariano is the consummate merchant, whose uncanny ability to listen to and understand his shoppers makes him a true icon in the industry,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based GMA. “He is a true industry leader who always had time for his people and suppliers. Bob Mariano understood the importance of building strong ties to the community and appointed his wife, Nina, to spearhead those efforts. GMA will be honored to present him with our 2017 Hall of Achievement Award.”

Earlier this year, Mariano was inducted into the Private Label Hall of Fame and profiled in Store Brands’ March cover story. To Mariano, a grocery retailer’s brand is the complete impression it makes on customers through the synergy of its private brands, unique specialty offerings, fresh-prepared food, deli and bakery items, the produce and meat departments, in-store events and store ambiance.

To learn more about Mariano’s career and the GMA award, read this article in Progressive Grocer, Store Brands’ sister publication.