C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Christopher Brown Sr. Vice President, Independent Sales

KEENE, N.H.--()--C&S Wholesale Grocers today announced it has appointed Christopher Brown as Sr. Vice President, Independent Sales, effective September 29. This appointment underscores C&S’s strong commitment to its independent customers and reflects its plans to continue to grow its independent business.

“Christopher is joining C&S at a time when we are putting immense focus on our independent business”

“It is incredibly exciting to be joining a company like C&S with such commitment to the growth and service of independent customers,” said Brown. “C&S has a long tradition of providing for the individual needs of its customers, and I look forward to being part of a team with that level of dedication.”

Brown has spent his career in executive leadership roles in the distribution and supply chain industry, servicing independent retailers and regional chains. Most recently he served as an executive consultant working with national distributors and regional retailers. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Nash Finch Company, serving as EVP, Procurement/Merchandising and EVP, Food Distribution, before being named President/Chief Operating Officer.

“Christopher is joining C&S at a time when we are putting immense focus on our independent business,” said Rick Cohen, C&S Chairman and CEO. “His expertise about the unique requirements of independent retailers will be a perfect complement to the strong service we already provide to our independent, chain, and large grocer customers.”

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Winona State University.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., supplying 5,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, from independent retailers to large chains such as Stop & Shop, Giant of Carlisle, Giant of Landover, BI-LO/Winn-Dixie, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), Safeway, and Target.


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