C&S Wholesale Grocers Appoints Mark McGowan as Senior Vice President of Retail; Bob Palmer Comments
KEENE, NH - The retail industry is one that moves at a quick pace, every day revealing new changes and faces. Over the past week, C&S Wholesale Grocers (C&S) has been on the leading edge of some of these evolutions, first announcing last week that it had entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Piggly Wiggly® Midwest to expand its footprint, and now revealing that it has appointed Mark McGowan as its new Senior Vice President, Retail, effective immediately.
McGowan comes to C&S with more than 30 years of grocery industry experience and a long history of partnership with the wholesaler in his leadership positions with other retail partners, according to a press release.
Most recently, McGowan served as President of Stop & Shop, where he led and oversaw over 65,000 employees spanning across a total of 416 stores.
Bob Palmer, Chief Executive Officer, remarked on McGowan’s recent appointment to his new role.
“We are very excited to have Mark’s leadership in this important market. With last week’s announcement on C&S’s agreement with Piggly Wiggly Midwest with the intent to purchase the Wisconsin-based wholesaler, his leadership will be critical as we expand into the Retail and Franchise space, which is an active part of C&S’s growth strategy,” he commented.
Congratulations to Mark McGowan as he takes up the mantle on this new role!