C&S Wholesale Grocers Acquires Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative
- by Jessica Donnel
KEENE, NH; OLEAN, NY - C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire New York-based Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, with the sale expected to close early next year.
“As proven by the nearly 100 years of success with Olean Wholesale’s premier service model, Bob and the Olean team have established themselves as outstanding operators in the wholesale food business,” said Mike Duffy, C&S CEO, in a press release. “We have admired Olean Wholesale and the impressive organization its talented employees have built, and very much look forward to partnering with the Olean team to continue this tradition and to expand the solutions available to their customers with the additional strength and scale of C&S.”
The press release noted that Olean Wholesale is a full-service grocery wholesaler with a variety of food products, such grocery, frozen, dairy, meat, and produce, in addition to other non-food, household, and personal care items. Currently, the wholesaler services over 270 independent food retail and convenience stores throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Northeast Ohio. CEO and President, Robert Ketchner, will continue to manage the day-to-day operations, ensuring consistency for the employees, customers, and vendors.
“I am excited about the future and the new opportunities this partnership will offer the Members of Olean Wholesale. I believe that having the opportunity to combine the unquestioned service and dedication to our retailers with the scale and expertise of C&S will only make us better. I have had the pleasure of servicing our members for over 20 years, and I look forward to working with our team for many more,” said Ketchner.
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