Ithaca, NY (July 11, 2017) – Rosie, the industry leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web, has partnered with C&S Wholesale Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S., to bring customized eCommerce and omni-channel digital marketing programs to their independent grocery retailers across the country. The partnership enables over 3,000 C&S supplied grocery stores across the US to easily implement the industry’s most successful online program at an affordable price, attracting new customers and additional revenue.
“The C&S Family of Companies is very pleased to partner with Rosie as an eCommerce solution for our independent retail customers,” said Frank Puleo, VP Retail Marketing and Services at C&S Wholesale Grocers. “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 eCommerce environment.”
Rosie has current partnerships with 7 C&S retail partner banners with 19 different locations:
● P&C Fresh, a 2 store operator based in Ithaca, New York who launched in both Ithaca and Cortland, NY in May of 2013.
● Highland Park Market, a 4 store group in Connecticut, launched Highland In A Hurry Powered by Rosie in January, 2016.
● Ferguson & Hassler, a one store group in Quarryville, PA, launched Fergie’s Online Express powered by Rosie in April, 2017.
● Gerwig’s White Barn, a one store group in Ashland, OH is launching their eCommerce program in summer of 2017.
● Bloss Holiday Market, a one store group in Blossburg, PA, is launching their eCommerce program in summer of 2017.
● Additionally, Gerrity’s Supermarket, a 9 store group in Pennsylvania, recently selected Rosie as their eCommerce provider. Gerrity’s will launch their eCommerce program powered by Rosie in summer of 2017.
Additional C&S locations will be coming online in the next several weeks.
“We have partnered with Rosie since 2013 for our online shopping offering”, said Greg Young, Owner P&C Fresh Markets. “Rosie has given us the ability to have an online option with capabilities that even our largest chain competitors do not have. The Rosie platform continues to grow and evolve, staying in tune with the ever-changing needs of the online shopper.”
“One of Rosie’s core company values is that ‘Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary’ and from the moment we started working with the C&S team, we saw their enthusiasm for making independent grocers as successful as possible,” said Nick Nickitas, CEO, Rosie. “Offering eCommerce is crucial for independent grocers to remain competitive, especially during a time when the industry is evolving so quickly. 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 large, corporate chains.”
“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 very aggressive in their interest to improve their products based on feedback from the field.”
The industry leading online grocery shopping platform for mobile and web, Rosie launched in 2012 and today enables customers to shop online from their favorite local stores for same-day delivery or in-store pickup. Rosie partners with leading independent retailers and their wholesalers to provide eCommerce, delivery opportunities, omni-channel marketing and deep data services. Rosie serves as the preferred eCommerce partner by a variety of wholesale cooperatives, such as Associated Food Stores (AFS), Associated Grocers of New England, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), C&S Wholesale Grocers, CERTCO, and Olean Wholesale Grocers, and powers the online shopping platforms of major local retailers like Niemann Foods Inc., Broulim’s, Macey’s, Clark’s Market, and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. IBM selected Rosie as the Top Startup in North America in its 2014 IBM Smartcamp Competition. Visit rosieapp.com for company information and to sign up for a free account. For Rosie news and downloadable media assets, visit here. To see firsthand what retailers and their customers think about Rosie, check out this video. Like us on facebook. Follow us on twitter.
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.