Richard Cohen, New Hampshire's Invisible Grocery Billionaire

Richard Cohen built a fortune in the low-margin grocery business

There’s a reason Richard Cohen escapes attention. The chairman of C&S Wholesale Grocers works out of a nondescript office park in Keene, N.H., a mountain hamlet 90 miles northwest of Boston. Cohen’s last interview was published a decade ago. And the Keene Chamber of Commerce didn’t even bother to list C&S in a section of its website showcasing the area’s largest employers until a reporter flagged the omission. “We’re the biggest company no one has ever heard of,” says C&S spokesman Bryan Granger.

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