2013 Power 50: Rick Cohen, No. 2 in Wholesalers

It’s taken a while for Rick Cohen’s initial bet on the Deep South to pay off but it looks like it’s finally happening.

The chairman and chief executive officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers — once described by a colleague as someone who believes in “eating the elephant one bite at a time” — invested in the South nearly a decade ago when it took over distribution for Bi-Lo and Bruno’s stores. That relationship

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