Like many family-owned businesses, Cosentino’s Food Stores began simply enough when the family patriarch, Dante Cosentino Sr., an artist who made his living painting frescoes on the ceilings of Catholic churches, purchased a small fruit stand for his children to operate in downtown Kansas City. That first fruit stand would eventually become the thriving grocery operation that today is regarded among the best regional community grocers in the country.
Today the company is led by the second generation of Cosentino’s, headed by Donnie, David, Victor, Jamie, Jimmy, and John Cosentino. They all take great pride in being a part of a company their father and uncles started in 1948. The three founding brothers Jim, Jerry, and Dante Sr., understood what it took to run a business. They taught their employees the importance of personal service and commitment to the community. Indeed, building relationships –one customer at a time –is woven tightly into the fabric of the company.
Cosentino’s Food Stores currently operates 28 stores in the Kansas City area.
It is the mission of Cosentino’s Food Stores to provide our customers the highest level of friendly, efficient and courteous service. We will offer the highest quality and best variety of products available at competitive prices in an exceptionally clean environment.
SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY
Cosentino’s Food Stores is committed to serving the communities where we do business. Our stores focus on supporting groups whose primary mission is feeding the hungry, and we give regular donations to local food banks. In the most recent year, our stores donated more than $1 million worth of food to Harvesters Food Network and other local food pantries.