Place Category: FoodPlace Tags: Erwin Santos, Lagura-Santos, Lily Santos, Phil-Am Food Mart, PhilAm, and Santos Family

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  • LS Filipino Merchandising Inc. is reportedly the newly formed wholesale arm of Jersey City’s PhilAm Food grocery store, which had come into conflict with the Tri-state area’s leading wholesaler, the Phil-Am Trading company.

    According to a formal complaint filed in federal court by Phil-Am Trading in September 2015, PhilAm Food had agreed to set up a differently named wholesale company (LS) in order not to violate the rights to which Phil-Am Trading had earlier been guaranteed. It was part of lawyer-mediated terms that the two sides had discussed and even agreed to in writing.

    Despite setting up LS Filipino Merchandising in August, PhilAm Food reneged on signing off on the entire agreement — leaving PhilAm Trading with little choice but to file a formal lawsuit to ask the judge to enforce the settlement agreement.

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    Speculation in New Jersey’s Filipino American community is that LS stands for the initials of either Lily Santos, the daughter of Philam Food owner Erwin Santos who has been posted about on the grocery store’s Facebook page with video to promote the store’s wares, or Lagura-Santos, the professional surname used by his wife Sheila Marie Kwong Lagura, whose photo has also appeared on the same publicly facing social-media business account.


    4201 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, New Jersey
    Registered on the 21st of August, year 2015.
    State ID: 0450012311.
    Business type: Domestic Profit Corporation

    Lesser Selection. 201-221-8741 fax number

  • Address: 4201 Tonnelle Avenue
    North Bergen
    New Jersey
    United States
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