Chief Executive Officer
Bob Palmer, chief executive officer for C&S Wholesale Grocers, is responsible for all aspects of the customer satisfaction, Company strategy, growth plan and day-to-day operations. Bob has more than 30 years of industry experience, and was most recently the executive vice president, chief procurement officer at C&S before his retirement in 2019. Bob joined C&S in February 1986 as head buyer and served as the director of Procurement until 1995 which he was promoted to vice president. He was promoted to senior vice president of Non-perishable Procurement in October 1996. Prior to joining C&S, Bob worked for four years with Riverside Markets, a division of Penn Traffic Company in DuBois, Pa. He spent four years as a retail store manager within Alberstons Southco Division in Florida and Alabama. In 2002, Bob was named director emeritus of the Northeast Wholesale Food Distributors Association. Bob earned his bachelor's degree in business management from Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H.