About Resource One
Founded in St. Louis in 1987, Resource One quickly established a national presence as an important source for multiple lines of food products. Today, we represent more than 175 suppliers covering virtually every major food and non-food category.
Our vast expertise, especially with value channel retailers, enables us to craft a custom approach to address even the most complex business challenge.
Our managed sales and integrated services platforms seamlessly combine to enhance efficiencies and improve our customers’ prospects for success with our retail customers.
Founder & CEO
Ed founded R1 in 1987 and has over 45 years of sales and management experience, most of which have been in the grocery and retail industries.
Executive Vice President
Mike has over 30 years of consumer products and retail grocery experience in sales, management, and merchandising including over 20 years at R1.
President & Managing Partner
Kevin joined R1 in 2013 after more than 20 years in the CPG space including ConAgra, TreeHouse, Del-Monte and Heinz.
Jason is the newest member of the R1 team and joins us with more than 25 years in the grocery business with Aldi, Save-a-lot and others.
Jenell Shaffer Derstine
Vice President of Vendor Relations
With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Jenell comes with a strong marketing and foodservice background.
Director of Business Development
Big Lots, C&S Wholesale Grocers
Angel joins us with an extensive breadth and depth of Retail industry strategic development and customer marketing most recently with Quad and UNFI.
Executive Account Manager
John has over 30 years of extensive retail food and grocery experience. Prior to his 15 years with R1 calling on Dollar General, John was an Account Executive with Acosta calling on Kroger.
Kacy has been in the industry since 2007. She began her career as a Buyer at Dollar Tree then Senior Buyer with Dollar General. She transitioned to the sales side working for Magla Products – joining R1 in 2017 calling on Dollar General.
Dollar Tree, Family Dollar
Shay joined the Virginia Beach office of R1 in September 2013 and has nearly 18 years of sales experience.
Save-a-Lot, Schnucks, Dierbergs
Vicki began her tenure at R1 in 2011 as a Customer Service Representative then transitioned into Marketing before becoming an Account Manager.
We believe in a partnership of exclusivity with our suppliers.
We come to work inspired by a persistent and relentless pursuit of results.
We build trust through responsible actions and honest relationships.
We’re small and mighty and we find ways to get things done.
We challenge the status quo with open minds, focus, and speed.
Our Experience Goes Way Back
We got Dollar General started in food and gave them their brand. We’re so close, we even share a parking lot!
We were one of Save A Lot’s first partners expanding from ONE store.
We have won broker of the year from major brands multiple times.
We’ve been calling on ALDI since they first came to America!
We specialize in dollar, mass merchandiser, and limited assortment retail, but more than that, we specialize in building relationships. Because our team represents many manufacturers just like yours, not only do we know the right people, we have the relationships that fast-track our initiatives in the country’s fastest growing retailers.