C&S Wholesale Grocers, an industry leader in wholesale grocery supply and supply chain solutions, agreed to purchase 413 grocery stores, eight distribution centers, two corporate offices and other assets from The Kroger Company and Albertsons Companies, as the two companies look to gain antitrust approval of their pending merger. C&S will acquire the QFC, Mariano’s and Carrs brand names and the exclusive licensing rights to the Albertsons brand name in Arizona, California, Colorado and Wyoming. C&S will also add five private labels to their current brand portfolio.
Founded in 1918 and once a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S Wholesale Grocers now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 7,500 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases and institutions with over 100,000 products.
The S&C team representing C&S includes George Sampas, Audra Cohen, Mimi Wu, Alex Bavis, Jessica Ljustina, Lucy Silver, Rachel Weiss, Xiaotian Xu and Morgan Smiley. Renata Hesse and Julia Prezioso Fotos are advising on U.S. antitrust matters. Rachel Yu, Grace Son and Rita Carrier are advising on intellectual property and trademark matters. Benjamin Weber, Danielle Schulweis and Jordon Voccola are advising on real estate matters. John Estes, Nick Baker and Molly Mueller are advising on financing matters. Jeannette Bander, Joyce Lee and Matthew Nisi are advising on executive compensation and benefits matters. Isaac Wheeler, Tessa Lee and Jack Patton are advising on tax matters. Matt Brennan is advising on environmental matters. Eric Kadel and Manon Scales are advising on CFIUS matters.
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