KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Associated Wholesale Grocers here said Monday it has begun shipping all product categories to member stores from its new Pearl River, La., distribution center. The 723,000-square-foot facility (pictured below), located about 40 miles north of New Orleans, is expected to eventually service more than 300 stores — half from the wholesaler's new Gulf Coast division that stretches from Tallahassee, Fla., to Houston, and the other half from the company's ...

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