KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers here is attempting to fuel its members with the offensive firepower needed to be winners in the battle with supercenters and other competitors. The cooperative wholesaler is building up its customer base, expanding its product lines and improving its warehouse service to enable its retailers to repel the influx of supercenters that have invaded its Midwestern stronghold. Indeed, AWG appears to be located in supercenter country, with nearly ...

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