OverviewC&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. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.
Company size10,001+ employees
5,118 on LinkedIn Includes members with current employer listed as C&S Wholesale Grocers, including part-time roles.
Our LeadershipFeatures Bob Palmer, Miriam Ort, Eric Winn and Kevin McNamara.
Our FocusAt C&S, our focus is simple but meaningful. From our distribution centers to our offices — every C&S employee works to help feed our families, our neighbors and our communities. It’s more than a job to us — it’s our legacy. We believe we are a better country, better company and better people — when we help each other.
With more than 102 years in the rapidly changing grocery industry, the foundation of C&S’s success has been our ability to adapt and innovate ahead of market trends to better serve our customers. We are growing and expanding into new geographies, segments and services, including the retail market — with stores that will showcase C&S’s already successful retail strategies supported by our strong wholesale supply chain and programs to deliver solid retail performance. We are excited to continue our industry legacy that every retail partner … and shopper … is a braggingly happy customer.
Our ValuesWe keep our values alive through a culture that embraces differences, promotes innovation and is focused on giving back.
Our ServicesAcross C&S, our employees service customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 100,000 different products. Watch the video to see how just one of our facilities — located in Troutdale, Oregon — is serving our growing list of Pacific Northwest customers with local service and the latest in automation technology.
Our DEI CommitmentDiversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are central to our business. We are building a world-class culture that fosters belonging, recognizes uniqueness and empowers all to share their experiences and ideas for a better C&S.
Since launching our action plan, we have come together — with the help of a cross-functional council — and made a lot of progress in driving our DEI commitments. We’re focused on embedding DEI in our culture as One Team, positively impacting employees as every person matters and making our communities better through key nonprofit partners and diverse suppliers.
Building an Inclusive EnvironmentC&S is proud to be recognized again in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index as one of the “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.” We reaffirm our commitment to LGBTQ+ equality and remain committed to advancing inclusion in our workplace. Learn more about C&S’s commitment to LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion in the press release.
Honoring Inclusive LeadershipThrough our Arne Gonzales DEI Award, we honor the legacy of an exceptional leader and recognize a member of the C&S family who, like Arne, leads with a passion and commitment to DEI. Hear the story of Cedric Love, C&S Senior Director of Transportation Operation, who was recently honored for his lifetime of outstanding service — to the community, to the country and to the Company.
Our Purpose-Driven FocusWe demonstrate our values through a culture that embraces differences, promotes innovation and is focused on giving back. It’s our passion to continuously make our communities better that fuels our efforts to:
Our PartnershipsC&S is proud to partner with highly effective and respected national nonprofit organizations and to make sustained investments in their work. Each of our partners was selected carefully for their dedication to causes we believe in and for their ability to change lives and communities.
From national partners like Feeding America, United Way and No Kid Hungry, we continue our strong support in several important areas. We also launched new programs in 2021 — tying to C&S’s sustainability initiatives — with The Venture Out Project, Outdoor Afro and Latino Outdoors, which are focused on building leadership within the communities they represent.
Our Sustainability EffortsAt C&S, one of our core values is to continuously make our communities better. We live this value every day from the core of our business, which is to feed our families and neighbors — to ensuring that the communities where we live and work enjoy a healthy environment. We consistently look at ways to support sustainable operations to preserve the environment, eliminate waste and lessen our carbon footprint.
We are proud of our efforts to create a better planet and world, for our children and their children. We are planning today for a brighter tomorrow, not because we have to — but because we want to. It’s more than a job. It’s our legacy.