KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Associated Wholesale Grocers here was expected to name Jerry Garland as its new president and chief executive officer at its annual meeting yesterday, succeeding longtime company veteran Gary Phillips. In an interview with SN last week before the meeting, Garland said he hopes to continue to grow the cooperative through wholesale and retail mergers and acquisitions. On the wholesale front, “there's plenty of potential, but nothing active at this point,” he said. “But ...
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