KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Associated Wholesale Grocers here said Wednesday it has broken ground on its seventh full-line grocery distribution center — a 720,000-square-foot warehouse in Pearl River, La., 20 miles north of New Orleans, that will service retailers across the Deep South from Houston to Tallahassee and into Georgia. The facility, which will stock 19,000 items and is scheduled to open in January 2013, will service AWG's new Gulf Coast division, encompassing Louisiana, Texas, ...

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