Associated Food Stores’ retailers are committed to serving their communities well beyond groceries. As locally owned and operated businesses, these grocers help boost their local economies, provide more locally sourced products and are able to give back to the community in multiple ways. Many of these retailers started in the grocery business as children, working side by side with their parents in family-owned stores, many of which they continue to own and operate today.
AFS’ retailers vary in size and focus, but all are integral parts of their communities through providing the products and services their guests need and want most. Some retailers are not only the town store, but a gathering place for city meetings, clubs and classes. Others provide scholarships, sponsor youth sports and partner with other local charities. Regardless of their efforts, all are committed to making a difference.