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King Kullen Named
Retailer of the Year
King Kullen Grocery Coj., headquartered in Bethpage, NY,
was recognized by Business LI, the official publication of the
Long Island Association, a^ "Retailer of the Year" on Long
Island for 2002. Pictured is
1930 in Jamaica, Queens by Michael J. Cullen.
King Kullen's first store, opened in
Business LI - the Long Island
Association's official magazine - has
recognized King Kullen Grocery Co.
among Long Island's Top 12
industry leaders. The magazine s
inaugural "Annual Directory of i^ong
Island Businesses" was published
with King Kullen Grocery Co.
selected and profiled as the top
2002-2003 retail company.
"King Kullen is proud to be
recognized by Business LI for our
continued growth and commitment
to community involvement," stated
King Kullen Co-Chairman Bernard D.
Kennedy. "Our progress is the
direct result of the loyal King KUIen
family of employees and customers,
a source of pride that is the hallmark
of the culture we seek to maintain
and sustain at King Kullen."
King Kullen Grocery Co., a family-operated
company with 47 stores
throughout Nassau and Suffolk
Counties and Staten Island, is
known as "America's First
Supermarket," with founder Miqhael
J. Cullen first introducing the unique
business concept of one-stop
shopping in 1930. Today, King
Kullen Co-chairmen John B. Cullen
and Bernard D. Kennedy carry on
the tradition, and have ensured its
continuation under the day-to-day
leadership of co-presidents J.
Donald Kennedy and Brian C.
According to Business LI editor
Gary Wojtas, the $780 million in
annual sales means King Kullen is
one of Long Island's largest private
employers. "King Kullen embodies
the American business model -
successful, growing, and involved.
The company's generosity and
support of our area's not-for-profits
is as much a tradition as the
company's commitment to its
employees and customers."
Headquartered in Bethpage,
New York, King Kullen Grocery Co.,
Inc. employs more than 4,800
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