Sysco and C&S Wholesale Partner to Bring Groceries to New York
NEW YORK, NY - Our industry’s current climate has bred increased collaboration in order to maintain the security of our workforce. One of the latest partnerships that has come to fruition is between foodservice distributor Sysco and C&S Wholesale Grocers, who have partnered together to strengthen the food supply chain in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership will allow C&S Wholesale Grocers to alleviate a potential worker shortage stemming from increased food retail demands, while transferring Sysco’s personnel to similar job functions while demand is temporarily lower in the foodservice industry.
“Our agreement with Sysco, as well as our other key partnerships recently announced, will enable us to handle the increasing grocery needs of communities around the country,” said Mike Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers. “C&S is continuously looking at ways to get food and critical products to all of our retail customers. This new partnership allows us to focus on a region that has been devastated by this health crisis and honor our commitment to keep our New York families fed.”
According to a press release, this innovative partnership will provide temporary work opportunities for certain Sysco warehouse and delivery associates. These individuals will remain employees of Sysco during the period of time they work at C&S, with Sysco being responsible for providing the agreed upon compensation, as well as any other benefits associates typically receive.
This is one of several partnerships C&S has entered into during this crisis to ensure delivery of food and essentials to families across America.
Hats off to Sysco and C&S Wholesale for forming yet another innovative partnership to support the food industry. Keep a tab open for us at ANUK as we continue bringing you the latest.