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Former Kings Food Markets exec named president of Gristedes, D’Agostino

John Catsimatidis, chairman and CEO of Red Apple Group and subsidiary Gristedes and D’Agostino Supermarkets, announced that Joe Parisi has been named president of Gristedes and D’Agostino’s, Manhattan’s largest chain of supermarkets.Joe

Parisi will now hold the title of president and chief operating officer of the 30-location New York City supermarket chain, bringing with him four decades of experience in the food and grocery industry.  

Parisi joined Gristedes and D’Agostino in 2021 after more than three decades with Kings Food Markets Inc./Balducci’s KB US Holdings Cos. in New Jersey. Until 2021, Parisi was the chief operating officer and board member at Kings, overseeing 33 high-end supermarkets across four states.

“Congratulations to Joe Parisi, as he has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Gristedes and D’Agostino,” said Catsimatidis. "His passion for the food industry is remarkable and will take the supermarket industry into the 21st century. He has a great vision for the 132-year-old Gristedes and 90-year-old D’Agostino, and we are confident that his leadership will bring our stores to new heights.”

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