SALT LAKE CITY — Neal Berube, the incoming president and chief executive officer of Associated Food Stores here, said he intends to make “value merchandising” one of the top priorities for the member-owned cooperative and expects the company to return to profitability this year. “Right now we're going through a ‘value mapping stream’ to determine what is and what is not a value,” Berube told SN in an interview last week. “We are identifying value-enhancing ideas and prioritizing them ...

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