KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., has added more than 400 food items to its inventory of "dollar" merchandise since launching a dollar store program for its retail customers last year. Speaking at the Western Michigan University Food Marketing Conference here this month, Steve Dillard, vice president, AWG, said the company now offers more than 1,000 items that can be included in a retailer's dollar store section. The program generated more than $20 million ...

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