C&S Wholesale Grocers Announces Appointment of Joe Cavaliere as Chief Commercial Officer

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 in customer development.

“Joe is a results driven, strategic leader focused on people leadership, customer development, and identifying creative solutions for solving customer issues,” said Mike Duffy, C&S’s Chief Executive Officer. “He has a passion for building high performing teams and developing new capabilities and will be instrumental in defining solutions to help our customers win.”

C&S’s addition of a Chief Commercial Officer at this time signals an enhanced focus on customer collaboration to innovate for the evolving grocery retail landscape. Selecting an executive with Cavaliere’s wide breadth of industry experience will position C&S well to continue following consumer trends to provide the highest level of business partnership to current and new customers.

“C&S has an impressive legacy of innovation and delivers distribution excellence for the lowest cost in the food business,” said Cavaliere. “In the years ahead, we have a unique opportunity to build on this success to leverage industry-leading capabilities to become the undisputed partner of choice for growth.”

Cavaliere currently serves on the Board of Directors for SproutFoods. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Breakthrough Atlanta, The National Association of Chain Drug Foundation, RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association), and Enactus. He earned a B. A. in economics and business administration from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.