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

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…

Digby’s Market Opens First Location and First Grocery Store in Snow Canyon, St. George, Utah 

Digby’s Market opened its first location on Thursday, April 20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community celebration. The 40,000-square-foot grocery store is on Snow Canyon Parkway in St. George (1955…

Kent’s Market Team Member Wins National and Local Awards

Kati Calhoun, from Kent’s Market, has recently received multiple accolades for her work in supporting military families. The 419th Fighter Wing stationed at Hill Air Force Base recently hosted its…

Macey’s Bagger Wins National Bagging Competition

Karli West, a bagger from Macey’s grocery store in Provo, Utah took first place at the National Grocers Association’s best bagger competition on February 27, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada….