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C&S Wholesale Grocers Company History Timeline

1918

In 1918, he partnered with Abraham Siegel to found their own company, C S Wholesale Grocers.

1921

In 1921, as the company began to benefit from the new industry structure, Cohen bought out Siegel s share in the business.

1929

In 1929, the Winter Street facility and its entire inventory was destroyed by a flood.

1955

By 1955, with Israel and Lester at the helm of C S, the company grew into a successful mid-sized wholesale grocer operating out of a 35,000-square-foot warehouse.

1958

C S gained the Big D account in 1958 and was soon acquiring more large accounts.

1963

Sales soared to 2 million, and by 1963 the company moved to a still larger facility the historic Pullman Street warehouse, where Pullman train cars had previously been housed.

1974

By 1974, annual sales for the company had reached 14 million.

1981

In 1981, C S opened a new 300,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Brattleboro, Vermont.

1987

Employee concerns were not overlooked at C S. In 1987, when a group of warehouse workers approached Rick Cohen about frustrations regarding their jobs and management communication, Cohen listened.

1988

Following a week-long seminar with Peters and a tour by the author of the company s distribution center, Rick Cohen initiated self-managed warehouse teams in 1988.

1993

The company began adding warehouse facilities in 1993 with the opening of a 350,000-square-foot warehouse in South Hatfield, Massachusetts.

1996

In 1996, C S opened its largest facility, a one-million-square-foot distribution center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

2000

Five years later, in October 2000, C S entered into new agreements with Grand Union Co. when it filed a third time in five years for bankruptcy protection.

2001

DeMarrais, Kevin G., Vermont Buyer to Sell Most Stores in Wayne, N.J.-Based Grocery Chain, Record, February 22, 2001.

In late 2001, C S had begun construction on a state-of-the-art facility in York County, Pennsylvania.

2002

Haarlander, Lisa, Buying Food Warehouses Expands Wholesale Grocer s Presence in Western New York, Buffalo News, June 24, 2002.

By November 2002, however, GU Markets announced it would close its Glenmont store, largely due to increased competition from the new, nearby 56,000-square-foot Price Chopper.

In 2002, Forbes magazine ranked C S the 11th largest privately held company in the nation.

In 2002, C S partnered with Tops Markets to add over one million square storage feet in Ohio and New York, pushing C S to operate 26 facilities in eight states.

Founded
1918
Company Founded
Headquarters
Keene, NH
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