The current climate has challenged all facets of our industry to explore different strategies, bringing new partnerships together. Among the most recent movers and shakers to join forces is C&S Wholesale Grocers and foodservice distributor Sysco, teaming up to strengthen the food supply chain in New York during the coronavirus pandemic.
“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. 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,” Mike Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers, said in a statement.
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.
In teaming up with Sysco, C&S Wholesale Grocers said it will be able to alleviate a potential worker shortage stemming from increased food retail demands, transferring Sysco’s personnel to similar job functions as demand in the foodservice industry sees a temporary slowing.
According to a press release, 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 and any other benefits associates typically receive.
Innovation, partnership, and support. We at Deli Market News tip our hats to these and all the companies exploring such routes to strengthen all aspects of distribution. Keep a tab open as we continue bringing you the latest.