AWG’s new warehouse in Pearl River, La., will serve retailers from Texas to Florida.
Although AWG historically has not owned stores, it made an exception when it acquired 29 stores and a warehouse from Oklahoma City-based Homeland Stores in 1997 and the balance of 44 stores in 2002. The company said at the time it planned to sell the stores to independent operators, though it ultimately opted to keep the chain intact as a separate division. At the end of 2011 AWG sold 76 Homeland stores to the chain’s employees. At the time of the ESOP Homeland accounted for ...
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