Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> March 23, 2009

James Sumas & Kevin Begley – Village Super Market, Inc. (vlgea)

JAMES SUMAS has served as Chairman of the Board of Village Super Market, Inc., since 1989. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2002. He also serves as the company's Chief Operating Officer. He has served as a Director and officer of the company since its incorporation in 1955. Mr. Sumas is Vice Chairman of Wakefern Food Corporation and is a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Sumas also is the Chairman of Wakefern's Grocery and Advertising Committees. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief history of your operation and an overview of

what you do?

Mr. Sumas: My father and uncle began with a fruit stand in 1937 in South Orange,

New Jersey. In