Wakefern Welcomes New Vice President, Controller
Keasbey, NJ (June 1, 2023) – Wakefern Food Corp., the nation’s largest retailer-owned cooperative with member companies that own and operate supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage and Fairway Market banners, announced the appointment of Parul Aggarwal, CPA, as Vice President, Controller for Wakefern Financial Services. Parul reports to Wakefern’s Chief Financial Officer Neil Falcone.
Parul will oversee accounting operations, payroll, tax and compliance for Wakefern Financial Services. She will also head external financial reporting, including quarterly consolidations and financial statements, annual audited financial statements and compliance.
Prior to joining Wakefern Food Corp., Parul served as Senior Finance Manager of Mondelez International, leading numerous financial functions in support of the U.S. business. She also previously served as Lead Marketing of Finance at Reckitt Benckiser, led financial reporting at General Mills Canada, and presided as Corporate Controller and Financial Planning and Analysis lead at Kellogg’s Canada.
Parul holds a Master’s in MBA in Finance from the Centre for Management Development in India and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University. She received her CPA from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) in Toronto.
About Wakefern Food Corp.
From a small, local cooperative that began with eight grocery store owners, Wakefern Food Corp. has grown into the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1946, the cooperative includes nearly 50 member families who today independently own and operate hundreds of supermarkets under the ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market, Gourmet Garage, and Fairway Market banners in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For more information, please visit www.wakefern.com.