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07/23/2021

C&S Wholesale Grocers acquires Albertsons frozen service contract

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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The Albertsons Cos. has a new wholesale supplier of frozen foods.

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., a provider of supply chain solutions and wholesale grocery supply in the U.S., has purchased Albertsons' frozen service contract from Burris Logistics. C&S entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Albertsons' frozen service contract from Burris Logistics in early spring 2021. The agreement closed for an undisclosed amount on July 18, 2021.

"C&S's legacy is innovating ahead of market trends and this agreement is the next step in our transformation journey. It will further strengthen our service with Albertsons in the frozen product, as well as support a new relationship with Albertsons' mid-Atlantic division," said Rick Cohen, chairman, C&S Wholesale Grocers. "We have always had tremendous respect for the strong customer relationships that Burris has developed over the years. We are committed to continuing a high standard of customer service."

"Rick Cohen has assembled an incredible business as an industry leader in wholesale grocery supply in the U.S. Both Albertsons and our Team Members will benefit from C&S acquiring our Albertsons service contract. This will allow us to accelerate our growth as an end-to-end provider of high quality, customized supply chain solutions and e-commerce fulfillment offerings through Burris Logistics, Honor Foods, and Trinity Logistics," said Donnie Burris, CEO, Burris Logistics.

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Albertsons operates stores across 34 states and the District of Columbia with more than 20 banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen, Carrs, Kings Food Markets, and Balducci's Food Lovers Market. 

Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores and based in Keene, N.H., C&S Wholesale Grocers now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,700 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 137,000 different products.