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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 95,000 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 more than 3,900 independent supermarkets, 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 95,000 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

October 30, 2014

Keene, NH – In a sale order hearing yesterday, the bankruptcy court approved C&S Wholesale Grocer’s bid to purchase Associated Wholesalers, Inc. (AWI) and its subsidiaries. AWI, a regional cooperative food distributor based in Robesonia, PA, operates two distribution centers in Pennsylvania and also provides retail services to its customers and members.

October 22, 2014

Keene, NH – To make a difference on behalf of children and families, C&S Wholesale Grocers, its employees and affiliate companies, participated in Hunger Action Month during September.  The company announced grants to food banks and employee engagement initiatives to address domestic hunger.

September 26, 2014

Keene, N.H. – C&S Wholesale Grocers today announced it has appointed Alejandro Rodriguez Bas as Executive Vice President, New Business and Market Development effective September 29. As the nation’s leading grocery wholesaler, C&S is currently well-positioned to explore new opportunities, and the addition of Rodriguez further expands the company’s capabilities in this area.

“Throughout my career, I have focused on the development of new and growing markets,” Rodriguez said. “I...

September 25, 2014

Keene, N.H. – C&S Wholesale Grocers today announced it has appointed Christopher Brown as Sr. Vice President, Independent Sales, effective September 29. This appointment underscores C&S’s strong commitment to its independent customers and reflects its plans to continue to grow its independent business.

September 3, 2014

C&S Wholesale Grocers today announced it has appointed Joseph J. Schena as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective September 29, 2014.  Schena’s appointment adds new capabilities to a leadership team that continues to deliver industry-defining results for its customers, employees, and other business partners.  His responsibilities will include all financial functions of the company, including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, internal...