Piggly Wiggly is a chain of more than 600 independently owned and operated grocery stores located throughout the Southeast. The company provides retail support, warehousing and distribution services and marketing programs. It serves communities in over 15 U.S. states, as well as offers franchising opportunities. Piggly Wiggly is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers and was ranked as one of the largest, privately held companies in the United States. Its stores provide beef and chicken dishes, casseroles, family-style portions, international food products, and fish and seafood items. The company maintains Fresh Brands, which is a franchisee of Piggly Wiggly Company. Its stores sell merchandise items, such as jar openers, bag clips, key chains, T-shirts and sweatshirts.