C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt., is probably among the fastest-growing wholesalers in the nation. The company finished its last fiscal year with a top line of $2.5 billion and is predicting a leap toward $3.5 billion by this year's end.
What's going on in the Northland? Is this wholesaler growing by acquisition, or by amassing and running corporately owned supermarkets, as are the fashions of the moment? Not a bit of it. C&S is growing by pursuing the unusual strategy