OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Funeral services are scheduled here Friday for James Baska, former president and chief executive officer of Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City, Kan., who died Tuesday at the age of 83 following an extended illness. Baska ran AWG from 1984 through 1991. During his tenure the company introduced two of its proprietary private-label brands, Best Choice and Always Save, and developed the deli, bakery and satellite communications departments. Baska was a member of ...

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