Serving Independent Grocers Since 1940

Our Purpose

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.


The Story of AFS

Since 1940 we have grown from 34 retailers in Utah to nearly 450 independent grocers across Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oregon.

Recent News

A New Era of Leadership Begins at Dick’s Market in Centerville and South Ogden Fresh Market 

Following Brian Waddoups’ retirement, Stephanie Stewart has been named the new store director at Dick’s Market in Centerville. Andy Haycock has been promoted to store director at the South Ogden…

From Tooele to Berlin: AFS Bagger and Special Olympian Brings Home Medals

Todd Lorenzo, a Macey’s bagger and dedicated athlete from Tooele, Utah, has been actively involved with Special Olympics for an impressive 32 years. Throughout his Special Olympics journey, Todd has…

Grand Opening of Lee’s Grocery Store in Richmond, UT Draws Local Crowds

Excitement filled the air in Richmond as residents eagerly gathered for the long-awaited grand opening of Lee’s Grocery Store on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023. The event, attended by a large…

Pioneer Market, Formerly Known as Kohler’s, Offers Lehi a New Shopping Experience   

Pioneer Market, located at 300 East Main St, Lehi, welcomed the community with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of a new store on April 26 at 10 a.m. The store originally opened…