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

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...

Harmons Daybreak Store Celebrates Grand Opening

The Harmons Daybreak store opened Wednesday, April 27 at 4727 W. South Jordan Parkway in Daybreak. This newest Harmons Neighborhood Grocer marks an incredible milestone, the 20th location in Utah.  ...

Kent’s Market Operation Homefront

Kent’s Market in Plain City, UT is proud to host the second annual Meals for Military event on Saturday, May 14. Kent’s has partnered with Operation Homefront, P&G, KBUL 93...

Record Number of Retailers Attend In-Person FoodShow

With FoodShow canceled because of COVID-19 in 2020 and a virtual version in 2021, the in-person FoodShow in 2022 will be one participants will always remember. The theme of the…