Rick Cohen, grocery magnate: The richest NH guy you’ve never heard of

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Rick Cohen, reportedly the richest guy in NH.
Rick Cohen, reportedly the richest guy in NH.

This NH news tidbit comes from www.supercompressor.com, which lists the richest residents of each state.

At No. 18 is Richard Cohen, of Keene, NH, reportedly worth $11.2 billion through his successful national C&S Wholesale Grocers with locations around the country.

Cohen, sole owner, rewards workers for efficiency and contributes to the state school system. He keeps a low profile, but you can learn more about him here via Bloomberg Businessweek.

As we’ve seen in the positive vibes from corporate leaders like Market Basket and how employee satisfaction and community engagement pays off, C&S is also big on corporate core values, as listed below, from their website:

One company can’t save the world. But one company can make a difference. C&S community involvement is concentrated in four core initiatives:

Eliminating Hunger
bread 1 Over 49 million Americans are hungry or at risk of hunger, including nearly 17 million children (according to the USDA) – and recent economic trends are adding to that number. To address this challenge and support new solutions and ideas, C&S is partnering with some of America’s leading hunger relief organizations. More»
Strengthening Communities
heart 0 C&S has a special responsibility to the communities where we operate and where our employees work and live with their families. That responsibility manifests in many ways, including key support to local United Way campaigns. We also award Mini Grants to non-profit groups in the communities we call home. More»
Protecting Our Environment
apple 0 Greenhouse gas, acid rain, vehicle emissions and industrial pollution are all having serious impacts on our planet. To promote the health of the environment we’re taking steps through energy conservation, technological innovations and mindful choices. More»
Encouraging Volunteerism
hand 0 Giving back and making a difference don’t always involve cash donations. Sometimes, what’s needed most is the kind of deep personal commitment that volunteers can offer. At C&S, we’ve created several programs to inspire, support and recognize our employees who volunteer. More»

Now you know.

About this Author

Carol Robidoux

PublisherManchester Ink Link

Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!