DeFilippis Named GM of NOCO Express

Company promotes retail, wholesale food veteran

James DeFilippis NOCO (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)

James DeFilippis

TONAWANDA, N.Y. -- NOCO Inc. has announced that Jim DeFilippis has been promoted to general manager of the NOCO Express convenience store division. He most recently served as the director of merchandising and marketing for NOCO Express. 

"With Jim's vast experience and knowledge of the retail food industry, we look forward to the continued growth of NOCO Express as a convenient on-the-go option for western New York customers," said Michael Newman, executive vice president.

DeFilippis brings nearly 40 years of retail industry experience to his new role at NOCO.  Prior to joining the family-owned and locally operated company, he served as the director of fresh food for Acosta Sales & Marketing. He also held several key leadership positions in the supermarket industry, including vice president of operations at Tops Markets, director of produce and floral at Kings Supermarkets, director of operations at Inserra Supermarkets and director of produce and operations at Giant Food Stores.

In addition, DeFilippis owned and operated several businesses that included fresh food markets, catering and wholesale salad businesses.

Serving the Western New York community for more than 80 years, NOCO is based in Tonawanda, N.Y. It offers a full line of products and services including natural gas, electricity, propane, heating oil, HVAC sales and service, commercial fuels and industrial lubricants. The company also operates 36 NOCO Express convenience stores throughout the region.