Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., has presented its annual Lou Fox Community Service Award to Charles Fowler, owner of Consumers IGA in Stillwater, Okla., in recognition of his service and involvement to the local community....More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Alliance Retail Group here, a self-negotiating cooperative for members of Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers, said Monday it has passed the 500-member mark, representing independent retailers who account collectively for volume of $2.78 billion....More
WASHINGTON — Wakefern Food Corp. and Associated Wholesale Grocers took the No. 4 and No. 6 spots on this year’s list of the largest cooperatives in the U.S., according to an annual compilation released Tuesday by National Cooperative Bank....More
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Members of Associated Wholesale Grocers here are remodeling and reopening the Belle Foods locations in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi they were given the go-ahead to acquire late last month by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court....More
THIBODAUX, La. — Rouses Markets here said it will expand into Alabama in the next few weeks as it takes ownership of six former Belle Foods stores from its wholesaler, Associated Wholesale Grocers....More
DECATUR, Ala. — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge here on Friday approved the sale of the remaining 43 Belle Foods stores to Associated Wholesale Grocers and several of its member companies, according to local sources.
The sources also said the court gave AWG the right to use the names Bruno's and Food World in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida — a point of contention prior to the sale; the judge granted the right to those names in other states to C&S Wholesale Grocers, which is selling Belle Foods....More