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•  C&S Wholesale Grocers announced that Bob Palmer, the company's former executive vice president and chief procurement officer, is ending his retirement to come back as the company's new CEO.

He succeeds Mike Duffy, who has been CEO of C&S since January 2018.  While not commenting on the reasons for the change, C&S did say, "We want to thank Mike for his contributions and wish him success in his future endeavors."

Seems clear that C&S was looking for someone with a better appreciation for the retail environment, and Palmer brings that, along with a real understanding of the C&S culture, to the table.  C&S has lost some business of late, and Palmer probably is better equipped to stanch the bleeding.