SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores, the member-owned cooperative here, has seen its membership roster dip in the last couple of years -- the result of a deliberate decision it made to move customers whose orders did not meet minimum requirements to nonmember status. weekly levels of buying that reflect the true costs of operation, to assign those costs to our accounts, and to make sure we weren't being too generous about paying rebates and subsidizing our services to some members." ...

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