C&S Wholesale Partners with Online Grocery Platform Rosie
ITHACA, N.Y. - C&S Wholesale Grocers has upped the ante in the grocery retail game, having announced a partnership with online grocery shopping platform Rosie, which caters to both mobile and web customers.
"The C&S Family of Companies is very pleased to partner with Rosie as an e-commerce solution for our independent retail customers," said Frank Puleo, VP Retail Marketing and Services. "At C&S, we are serious about our responsibility to help independent retailers be successful, and we feel that same commitment from Rosie. The product they developed is best in class, and their commitment to continuous improvement is indicative of the company's ability to be nimble in this evolving industry. We especially appreciate their high integrity and accessibility, and we look forward to continued mutual success in helping our retail customers compete in the e-commerce environment."
The partnership enables over 3,000 C&S supplied grocery stores across the U.S. to easily implement the program at an affordable price, according to a press release, attracting new customers and additional revenue.
"The product is best in class and the organization is at the top of their game," said Puleo. "There is no bureaucracy. The decision makers are in tune with the industry and are aggressive in their interest to improve their products based on feedback from the field."
Rosie has partnerships with seven C&S retail banners spanning 19 different locations, including:
- P&C Fresh, a two-store retailer based in Ithaca, New York
- Highland Park Market, a four-store retailer in Connecticut
- Ferguson & Hassler, a one-store retailer in Quarryville, PA
- Gerrity's Supermarket, a nine-store retailer in Pennsylvania
Nick Nickitas, CEO of Rosie, said that one of its core company values is that 'enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary,' commenting that the team saw C&S’s enthusiasm for making independent grocers successful from the moment they started together.
"Offering e-commerce is crucial for independents to remain competitive, especially during a time when the industry is evolving quickly,” Nickitas said. “We are excited to team up with C&S to establish winning digital strategies, develop innovative technology, implement omni-channel marketing programs, and provide world-class support to help these grocers compete against corporate chains."
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