Intro

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is the lead supply chain company in the food industry today – and the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. We supply independent supermarkets, chain stores and institutions with over 140,000 different products – from more than 50 high-tech facilities, delivering everything from seafood to soup to soap. In fact, if it belongs on a supermarket shelf, it’s probably moving through a C&S warehouse right now.

With our continuing commitment to new technologies, C&S is constantly focused on delivering cost savings, service and value to our customers. And with over 90 years of experience serving retailers as a fourth generation family business, we have the depth, expertise and vision to help you run your business efficiently and profitably.

How can we help you?

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Our Customers

As the nation's largest wholesale grocer, C&S serves 6,500 retailers, chain stores and institutions (such as military base food retailers) throughout the United States. A look at a list of top customers tells the story.

From nationally-known retailers such as Target, Stop & Shop, and Safeway to some of America's most forward-thinking independently owned regional and local supermarkets, we provide customers of every size with a full range of products and support services.

Large or small, we do it all.



What We Do

We touch the lives of millions.

As the largest wholesale grocery supply company (by revenue) in the U.S. and the lead supply chain company in the food industry, C&S helps both independently owned retailers and national supermarket chains procure high-quality, low-cost goods for their customers. We operate regional distribution centers throughout the United States, where we receive products from food and grocery producers. We then process orders quickly and efficiently and ship goods expediently to supermarkets, independent retailers and other institutions (such as military base exchanges).

Currently, we supply our customers with over 140,000 different products from more than 50 high-tech facilities, delivering everything from seafood to soup to dishwashing liquid. We also offer independent retailers a full range of best-in-class store management services to help them run their businesses efficiently and profitably.

Why C&S

Why work with C&S Wholesale Grocers?

  • Plain and simple, we are the nation's leading low-cost, high-efficiency wholesale grocer
  • Our size and buying power means you get the best center-store selection and pricing available 
  • We offer you the freshest and largest variety of perishables in the marketplace 
  • You get access to multiple banner programs and over 3,000 private label products with name-brand quality assured
  • You can choose to take advantage of a complete range of sales- and margin-enhancing marketing programs 
  • We offer complete business and operational support for independent retailers as needed
  • You benefit from our unwavering commitment to service and individual customer satisfaction

Why work for C&S Wholesale Grocers?

  • If you're hard-working, results-focused and you want a job that will challenge you, C&S may have just what you're looking for
  • We work hard and have fun in the process -- striving for "braggingly happy" customers and quality in everything we do
  • The C&S workforce is driven by an employee incentive plan that rewards workers generously for going above and beyond
  • If you're motivated and constantly want more responsibility, the possibilities within C&S are limitless
  • In addition to highly competitive salaries, we offer an attractive benefits package that typically includes paid vacation and personal time; health, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan and much more

Company News

December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018 – Keene, NH and Olean, NY – C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, Inc. based in Olean, NY. The sale is expected to close in early 2019.

November 7, 2018

Keene, NH – During this holiday season, the C&S Wholesale Grocers Family of Companies has donated 8,580 turkeys to 25 Feeding America® member food banks. The turkeys, weighing an average of 13 pounds each, will be distributed to families in need, providing approximately 220,000 servings. This is the 16th consecutive year in a row that the company has donated turkeys through Feeding America. 

October 11, 2018

Keene, NH—October 11, 2018—C&S Wholesale Grocers is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Smith as Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective October 15, 2018. Smith will lead all Operations and Transportation teams, working across the organization to enhance the customer experience.

“Smith is a hands-on leader who believes in supporting and coaching his team,” said Mike Duffy, C&S Chief Executive Officer. “His significant logistics experience and positive approach...

September 25, 2018

Keene, NH – During Hunger Action Month, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announces grants to address child hunger in or near communities where the company has a presence and to the Food Bank of Puerto Rico. The contributions, made over the past 24 months, were to food banks that are part of the Feeding America network.

California: Central CA Food Bank, Fresno (BackPack Program); Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Sacramento (Mobile School Pantry);...

August 27, 2018

Keene, NH—C&S Wholesale Grocers is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Cavaliere as Chief Commercial Officer, effective September 4, 2018.

Cavaliere brings more than 30 years of deep industry experience to C&S, having led national sales organizations at Kraft Foods, Unilever, and Newell Brands, where he was most recently President and Global Chief Customer Officer. He is known in the consumer goods and food industries as a strategic leader with proven successes...