COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. -- Sales were good but they could have been better, so Dave Baker, owner of the former Baker's Supermarket here, decided to do something about it. With the help of his supplier, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., he converted his single-unit independent to AWG's Apple Market format, which has a strong emphasis on fresh foods. It now operates under the Apple Market banner. "It's been a real successful format," said Baker, noting that sales have been up ...

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