About Us

Our mission is to consistently deliver the very best service and value to our customers.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the United States. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 100,000 different products. We are an engaged corporate citizen, supporting causes that positively impact our communities.

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Our Purpose

Our purpose as an organization is to keep people and our communities fed by providing value to our customers through innovation and scale.

To achieve this purpose, we live by the following Values:

Every person matters.

  • Our leaders create an inclusive work environment.
  • We attract, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
  • We empower our people to make decisions.
  • We listen and seek input from our employees regarding making things better.

We’re tenacious in fulfilling our commitments.

  • We keep our promises to our customers, our partners, our communities, and each other.
  • We hold ourselves and each other accountable to achieve our goals.
  • We bring energy and a sense of urgency to our work every day.

We challenge the status quo.

  • We bring innovative and disruptive supply chain solutions to market.
  • We anticipate and adapt to changes in the market and customer expectations.
  • We encourage an entrepreneurial mindset to problem solving.

We continuously make our work environment and communities better.

  • We put safety first.
  • Continuous improvement is everybody’s job.
  • We remove obstacles preventing improvement and success.
  • We celebrate new ideas for solving problems.
  • We are an engaged corporate citizen supporting causes that positively impact our communities.
Giving Back

At C&S we strive to participate in our communities as an engaged, values-driven corporate citizen. Our community involvement is lead by our principles, driven by purpose, and oriented towards outcomes.

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Our History

In 1918, Israel Cohen and Abraham Siegel bought a small brick warehouse and began making grocery deliveries to stores in Worcester, Massachusetts. They named their fledgling enterprise "C&S", and worked hard to build a base of loyal, satisfied customers.

100 years later, what started as a small warehouse and a handful of employees has become an industry leader in supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the U.S.

Today, C&S is recognized as a dynamic and progressive leader in the grocery industry. We are still family-owned and -operated, and still committed to delivering the very best in service and quality to our customers.

What our peers say about us:

  • Progressive Grocer named C&S 2014 Wholesaler of the Year
  • Rising Star Award for Leadership Development Program of the Year, 2013
  • Seven Seals Award for Excellence as a military friendly employer, 2012, Department of Defense
  • Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, 2009-2017, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • Partner Award for Excellence, Target Corporation, 2010
  • National Grocery Distributor of the Year, Feeding America
CCPA Notice

This notice describes the categories of personal information (“PI”) collected or which may be collected by California entities within the C&S Family of Companies, including Tracy Logistics LLC, Sacramento Logistics LLC, and C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (each referred to here as “Company”). This notice also describes the purposes for which PI may be used. We are providing this notice to you in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Civil Code Sec. 1798.100(b).

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