KASNAS CITY, Kan. — Associated Wholesale Grocers here said sales for its most recent fiscal year hit a new high of $7.85 billion, up 1% over the preceding year. The cooperative wholesaler also said that a special $5 million cash distribution based on non-recurring income helped boost its patronage dividend to an all-time high of 2.84% for the year, which ended Dec. 28. The dividend totaled $173 million, vs. $163.8 million, or 2.71% of sales a year ago. Total cash distribution ...
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