Always-On Wholesale Grocery Distribution

The 10th-largest privately held company in the United States, C&S provides more than 140,000 SKUs of food and nonfood items to 6,500 corporate customers. It has more than 17,000 associates in 16 states, and storage space of more than 18 million square feet. 

C&S needed to get rid of data silos and build a powerful app for real-time collaboration and warehouse activity monitoring.

C&S Wholesale Grocers
C&S Wholesale Logo

“We needed an application that was entirely reliable and not vulnerable to unplanned outages because our warehouses are pretty much 24/7… the data integrity, reliability, availability, and speed were the main reasons we went with the DataStax solution.” 

Salil Sinha

IT Systems, C&S Wholesale Grocers

The Opportunity

C&S delivers over 140,000 food and non-food items from more than 50 locations in the United States and operates over 18 million square feet of storage space.

C&S realized its siloed warehouse data was slowing down distribution efficiency and impeding innovation. The company needed to find a way to consolidate and integrate that data to optimize efficiency and productivity via a real-time mobile app.

The company needed a powerful database that could scale quickly and easily and support a platform intended to provide an always-on, holistic view of a nation-spanning wholesale grocery network comprised of hundreds of thousands of moving parts.

The Solution

The Results


Transactions per second per node


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Users of the new platform