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Since his appointment as CEO in October 2020, Bob Palmer has been responsible for all aspects of the Company strategy, growth plan, customer satisfaction and day-to-day operations.

C&S Wholesale Grocers names new CEO, Eric Winn

Current CEO Bob Palmer retires Oct. 2

C&S Wholesale Grocers, LLC, (C&S), headquartered in Keene, N.H., is announcing the retirement of industry veteran Bob Palmer, as chief executive officer (CEO), at the end of the year. He will continue to provide expertise as a member of the C&S Board of Directors. Long-time C&S leader Eric Winn, C&S's chief operating officer, will assume the role of CEO.

Since his appointment as CEO in October 2020, Palmer has been responsible for all aspects of the company strategy, growth plan, customer satisfaction, and day-to-day operations. 

"The foundation of C&S's success has always been our people. Today's announcement demonstrates that this legacy remains strong. Bob was appointed CEO during extraordinary times — the pandemic and the resulting impact on our industry. Bob was critical in effectively leading C&S through these challenges and driving long-term growth," said Rick Cohen, chairman, C&S Wholesale Grocers. "Bob has been a well-respected leader and customer partner. I am excited to have his continued dedication, leadership, and guidance as a member of our Board of Directors."

Winn is currently responsible for all operations, transportation, customer development, and expansion. Since joining C&S in 2004, Eric has held several leadership positions across the company. Prior to this, he served as president, Commercial, leading the commercial organization in support of independent and chain customers, as well as driving C&S's further expansion in the retail market. 

"Eric has been visionary in transforming our operations to drive long-term sustainable growth. He has been deeply invested in ensuring that C&S will continue to be a market leader, while developing a pipeline of strong talent in every aspect of our operations," said Cohen. 



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