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🠈  Associated Foods  🠊

Associated Foods

Based in Salt Lake City, Associated Foods is a retailer cooperative that distributes groceries throughout the Mountain West.

The cooperative was founded in 1940 by Donald P. Lloyd who felt that the only way for small stores to survive in the modern age would be to band together and create their own distribution channel.

The cooperative began with 34 independent stores. Several of the stores have been acquired by the cooperative including Dan's, Macey's, Lin's and Dick's Market. In 2009, Associated Foods acquired 34 Albertson's stores which they rebranded as Fresh Markets.

Some chains, such as Harmons, Ridley's and Reams use Associated Foods in addition to other suppliers. Associated Foods has a good history of working with local food producers.

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