Although some wholesaling cooperatives shun the ownership of retail stores, Affiliated Foods Southwest said its Harvest Foods banner, which it acquired in 1997, has been a valuable addition to the company's operations. re ownership to include 52 outlets under various banners, including Piggly Wiggly, Budget Saver, Save-U-More, SaveMart and Thriftway, which together generate about $200 million in annual sales. AFS also acquired the Harvest Foods distribution center in Little Rock, Ark., ...

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