KEENE, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–C&S Wholesale Grocers is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris
Smith as Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective October 15, 2018. Smith
will lead all Operations and Transportation teams, working across the
organization to enhance the customer experience.
“Smith is a hands-on leader who believes in supporting and coaching his
team,” said Mike Duffy, C&S Chief Executive Officer. “His significant
logistics experience and positive approach to leadership will be
tremendous assets as we execute on future initiatives.”
A seasoned supply chain and distribution executive with a finance
background, Smith will bring more than 25 years of progressive
leadership experience. He is joining C&S from McKesson where he has
spent 13 successful years in senior leadership for the U.S. distribution
business and, most recently, held the position of SVP of the Northeast
region. Prior to McKesson, Smith spent 12 years with The Home Depot in
progressive logistics and finance leadership roles.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the lead supply chain company in the food
industry,” said Smith. “The expertise of the C&S team is a valuable
asset to independently owned retailers and national supermarket chains,
and I look forward to working toward our mutual successes.”
C&S welcomes Smith into its lead logistics role, as Peter Fiore,
Executive Vice President of Distribution, plans to retire at the end of
2018 following 26 years of dedicated service to the company and more
than 40 years in the grocery industry.
Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors for Cancer Support
Community of Walnut Creek, CA and the Supply Chain Leaders in Action
(SCLA). He earned a B.A. in economics from the University of
About C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
C&S Wholesale Grocers,
Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply
company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation.
Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now
services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 14,000 independent
supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over
140,000 different products. To learn more, please visit www.cswg.com.