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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.

Ed Cuccio

Ed Cuccio
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.

Michael Klein
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.

Nathan Victor
Sr. Vice President of Sales

Nathan brings to the team more than 15 years of experience in the grocery industry, spanning across multiple retail formats. He has a robust background in merchandising, product development, and marketing.

Kevin Holden
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 Benward
Chief Merchant

With more than 25 years of experience in grocery retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG), Jason has worked with prominent companies such as Aldi and Save a Lot, among others.

Jenell Shaffer Derstine
Vice President of Operations

With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Jenell comes with a strong marketing and foodservice background.

Angel North
Director of Sales Readiness
Big Lots, Meijer, Weis, Grocery Outlet

Angel comes to our team with extensive experience in strategic development and customer marketing within the retail industry. She has worked most recently with Quad and UNFI, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our organization.

John Woods
Executive Account Manager
Dollar General

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.

Matt Brown
Account Manager
Dollar General, Dollar General Markets

As a seasoned Account Manager, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the R1 team with a combination of high success rates, passion for the food industry, successful relationship management and marketing execution. Most recently, Matt worked as a Business Manager at a market leading private brand company.

Shay Riffle
Account Manager
Dollar Tree, Family Dollar

Shay joined the Virginia Beach office of R1 in September 2013 and has nearly 18 years of sales experience.

April Camarena
Account Manager
Family Dollar

April joined the R1 team in 2020 bringing over 10 years of experience with brands like Procter and Gamble, Nestle USA, Kellogg’s, Hostess and Helen of Troy.

Vicki Jacquin
Account Manager
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.

Our Values

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!

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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.