Who We Are

In 1940 the grocery industry was a rough place for independent retailers. Strong competition from national chains, increased prices from wholesalers and low margins left many families and independently-owned businesses with boarded windows. Determined to succeed against the competition, 34 independent retailers and Donald P. Lloyd, the then president of the Utah Grocers Association, joined together to combine their buying power and open a warehouse, leading to the birth of AFS.

Recent News

Broulim’s Becomes First Independent Grocer in Eastern Idaho to Accept SNAP Online Payments

Broulim’s Becomes First Independent Grocer in Eastern Idaho to Accept SNAP Online Payments  Broulim’s Fresh Foods, with stores located throughout eastern Idaho and Wyoming will officially begin accepting Supplement Nutritional…

Kent’s Tremonton Wins Best of Northern Utah Awards

See Which AFS Member is a Best of Northern Utah Winner Kent’s Market in Tremonton was recently honored as a “Best of Northern Utah” winner in three categories. The store…

Macey’s Celebrates Grand Opening in Eagle Mountain  

Macey’s Celebrates Grand Opening in Eagle Mountain   Full-Service Store Brings “Happy Shopping” to Community  The new Macey’s store is approximately 42,500 square feet and offers Macey’s “Happy Shopping” experience, complete…

Kent’s, AFS, Operation Homefront and Partners Distribute 300 Meals to Utah Military Families

Kent’s, AFS, Operation Homefront and partners distribute 300 meals to Utah Military Families   Procter & Gamble, Kent’s Market and Associated Food Stores join military nonprofit to honor those who serve...