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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 170,000 different products – from more than 75 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 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

July 1, 2016

Keene, NH – For kids, summer should mean fun, but for the 22 million children in the U.S. who depend on free or reduced-price meals offered in school, it can mean worrying about not getting enough to eat.

May 31, 2016

Keene, NH – In partnership with generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, C&S Wholesale Grocers is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign. It was the second year of the campiang and the company provided financial support for both years. A suite of free tools offered by generationOn as part of the Make Your Mark on Hunger has mobilized young people to make a difference, fostered compassion, and...

April 29, 2016

Keene, NHDuring the month of April, when people across the nation made a difference through community service, employees at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and its family of companies volunteered at 35 projects from coast to coast.  Projects included: 

 

Alabama

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April 25, 2016

Keene, NH - C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., inclusive of its family of companies, today announced that it is joining many in the grocery industry in pledging to shift to cage-free egg procurement for its private label brands by 2025; the remainder of the eggs procured by C&S, which are supplied to its grocery partners, will be aligned with the retailers’ cage-free policies, as well. C&S expresses its support for the egg industry’s overall effort to move in this...

March 24, 2016

Keene, NH and Honolulu, HI – C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Hawaiian Housewares Ltd. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operations of Edsung Foodservice Company, located in Honolulu, HI.

The sale is expected to close in late April 2016, at which point the Edsung business will be consolidated into the Hansen Distribution Group, a division of C&S, providing operational efficiencies, increased purchasing power and...