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C&S Wholesale Grocers Expects Quick ROI with New Data Warehouse Technology from Teradata


Cost saving/cost avoidance identified by automating procurement decision-support process on Teradata

March 28, 2006, KEENE, N.H. – C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., the second largest supermarket wholesaler in the country, is implementing a comprehensive data warehouse solution from Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), to enhance the operations of the company’s procurement and retail units.

“Procurement is at the core of what we do at C&S. Anything we can do to make the procurement process more effective helps us make better decisions that benefit our retail partners, their customers and our entire organization,” said Joe Caracappa, senior vice president and chief information officer of C&S Wholesale Grocers.

“Teradata has the expertise and experience we need to make a smooth, low-risk transition to their technology, and we fully expect to be showing positive results soon after the system is fully implemented,” Caracappa said.

C&S and Teradata are implementing the new technology with the assistance of Teradata partner IBM IIS/Ascential, which is providing guidance to integrate data from the wholesaler’s previous information systems.

“As one of the nation’s leading wholesale grocers, C&S is using technology as a point of differentiation in supporting both the grocery chains and independent stores it services. We are pleased to be working with their business and IT teams to make the Teradata data warehouse and other applications an integral part of this effort,” said Rob Berman, vice president of retail, Teradata.

About C&S Wholesale Grocers

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales for 2006 projected to surpass $19 billion. The company is the eighth largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to more than 4,000 locations from its distribution centers in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, California and Hawaii.

About Teradata Division

Teradata (, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services. Organizations around the world rely on the power of Teradata’s award-winning solutions to get a single, integrated view of their business to enhance decision-making, customer relationships and profitability.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s Teradata® data warehouses, ATMs, retail systems, self-service solutions and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ that maximizes the value of customer interactions and helps organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR ( employs approximately 28,200 people worldwide.

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