Merchandising Support

Not so long ago, shoppers were buying white bread and powdered orange drinks. Today’s consumers are seeking organic, three-seed wheat bread and pomegranate-raspberry juice! It’s a fast-changing and highly competitive market out there, to be sure. But C&S can help you surf the trends and come out on top with comprehensive marketing and merchandising services. We have in-depth knowledge of national, regional and niche market trends based on actual market data and on the insight we’ve attained from 90 years in the grocery industry, as both a wholesaler and retail operator. We‘ll help you succeed with proven strategies for organizing your store, selecting and pricing the best product mix and marketing to today’s consumers. Our goal is to make your store the store of choice in your community.

Our all-inclusive promotional programming includes:


  • A unique, hybrid pricing strategy
  • Block buys, TPRs, Foodshow, seasonal special books
  • Weekly ad circulars
  • Monthly closeouts
  • Display and pallet programs
  • Market Fresh program to offer you the best in perishable deals

The C&S Weekly Independent Flyer

  • 260 retailers currently participating
  • Daily review against competition
  • Targeted to regional markets and location demographics

Eating Well Magazine

  • FREE to retailers and customers
  • Effective tool to enhance sales and loyalty
  • Filled with vendor-sponsored articles, recipes and coupons 

Vendor Promotions

  • Signage, print advertising, circulars, radio advertising