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Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly GrocersPiggly Wiggly Midwest, LLCself-service
C&S owns the Piggly Wiggly grocery brand (which is independently franchised to store operators) as well as the Best Yet private label brand.
Piggly Wiggly is an American supermarket chain operating in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States, run by Piggly Wiggly, LLC, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Richard B. Cohen

Rick Cohen
In the 1970s, the founder's grandson, Rick Cohen, joined the company.
Richard B. "Rick" Cohen (born 1952) is an American billionaire and the sole owner of C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the United States.

Grand Union (supermarket)

Grand UnionGrand Union Tea CompanyGrand Union Co.
In 2001, C&S moved into retailing as it acquired the Grand Union supermarket chain.
Grand Union moved again to Elmwood Park, New Jersey and finally to Wayne, New Jersey before the company was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2001 and sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Brattleboro, Vermont

BrattleboroBrattleboro, VTTown of Brattleboro
C&S then built and moved into a 300000 sqft warehouse in Brattleboro, Vermont.
C&S Wholesale Grocers, the northeast's largest regional food distributor, made its headquarters here until 2005, when they moved their administrative offices to Keene, New Hampshire; however, because of close proximity to Interstate 91, C&S still operates a large shipping and warehouse facility in Brattleboro near I-91's Exit 3.

BI-LO (United States)

BI-LOBI-LO Holdings, LLCBI-LO Inc.
Beginning in 2013, C&S entered into a partnership with BI-LO to provide warehousing, distribution, and procurement services for all 480 Winn-Dixie stores. The Southern Family Markets banner was created in 2005 when C&S acquired 104 stores from BI-LO, which operated stores under the BI-LO, Bruno's Supermarkets, Food World, FoodMax and Food Fair brand names.
They also sold off three BI-LO/Bruno's distribution centers to grocery wholesaler, C&S Wholesale Grocers who converted some of the stores to Southern Family Markets.

Giant-Landover

Giant FoodGiantGiant Foods
C&S customers include Giant-Carlisle, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, Safeway Inc., Winn-Dixie, Target Corporation, and independent store/supermarket owner/operators.
The company outsourced distribution to C&S Wholesale Grocers, relocating its operations to Pennsylvania.

Southern Family Markets

The Southern Family Markets banner was created in 2005 when C&S acquired 104 stores from BI-LO, which operated stores under the BI-LO, Bruno's Supermarkets, Food World, FoodMax and Food Fair brand names.
Southern Family Markets, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, was a chain of American supermarkets owned and operated by C&S Wholesale Grocers, a distributor based in Keene, New Hampshire.

Tops Friendly Markets

TopsTops MarketsTops Markets LLC
It sold the chain to Tops Markets in 2012.
P&C Foods acquired 2, Price Chopper acquired six, Hannaford acquired three, and twelve returned to the Grand Union division of C&S Wholesale Grocers.

SuperValu (United States)

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January 2009: Lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Wisconsin and New Hampshire alleging that C&S and SuperValu engaged in collusion to allocate markets and reduce competition. The charges stemmed from a 2003 asset swap in which SuperValu swapped distribution centers in the Northeast with C&S's centers in the Midwest with suits claiming that each had indicated it would not compete in the other's territory. The agreement raised red flags when C&S closed its newly acquired distribution centers shortly after the deal.
In 2003, SuperValu acquired the former Midwest operations of Fleming Companies from C&S Wholesale Grocers, including the Sentry Foods and Festival Foods brands.

Associated Wholesalers

Associated Wholesalers Inc (AWI)
In September 2014, C&S entered into an asset purchase agreement with Associated Wholesalers Inc (AWI), thus allowing C&S to acquire nearly all of their assets.
It was acquired by C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Bruno's

Bruno’s SupermarketsFood World
The Southern Family Markets banner was created in 2005 when C&S acquired 104 stores from BI-LO, which operated stores under the BI-LO, Bruno's Supermarkets, Food World, FoodMax and Food Fair brand names.
Lone Star then sold some stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers, which operated the new stores under its Southern Family Markets affiliate for a time but closed most of the acquired stores in 2007.

Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.

Greenbax StampsPiggly Wiggly Carolina
In October 2014, C&S acquired the operations of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., which included branding, marketing, store support, accounting and IT services, for $9.3 million, while the 20 corporately owned Piggly Wiggly Carolina stores were to be sold to independent operators.
Going forward, the company's 32 remaining corporate stores and its 28 franchised locations would be supplied by C&S Wholesale Grocers' warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina.

Wholesaling

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

Food

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

Grocery store

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

Headquarters

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

Keene, New Hampshire

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

New Hampshire

NHState of New HampshireNew Hampshire, U.S.
January 2009: Lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Wisconsin and New Hampshire alleging that C&S and SuperValu engaged in collusion to allocate markets and reduce competition. The charges stemmed from a 2003 asset swap in which SuperValu swapped distribution centers in the Northeast with C&S's centers in the Midwest with suits claiming that each had indicated it would not compete in the other's territory. The agreement raised red flags when C&S closed its newly acquired distribution centers shortly after the deal. C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States.

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C&S Wholesale Grocers is an American wholesale distribution of food and grocery store items with its headquarters in Keene, New Hampshire, United States. C&S is the tenth-largest privately held company in the United States, as listed by Forbes.

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C&S is the tenth-largest privately held company in the United States, as listed by Forbes.

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C&S is the tenth-largest privately held company in the United States, as listed by Forbes.

Stock keeping unit

SKUSKUsstock-keeping unit
C&S provides more than 140,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs) food and nonfood items to 6,500 corporate customers, including produce, meat, dairy products, delicatessen products, fresh/frozen bakery items, health and beauty aids, candy, and tobacco.

Giant-Carlisle

GiantMartinGiant Food
C&S customers include Giant-Carlisle, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, Safeway Inc., Winn-Dixie, Target Corporation, and independent store/supermarket owner/operators.

Stop & Shop

Super Stop & ShopEdwardsStop & Shop Supermarket
C&S customers include Giant-Carlisle, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, Safeway Inc., Winn-Dixie, Target Corporation, and independent store/supermarket owner/operators.

Safeway Inc.

SafewayCanada SafewaySafeway Stores
C&S customers include Giant-Carlisle, Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop, Safeway Inc., Winn-Dixie, Target Corporation, and independent store/supermarket owner/operators.