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

Ace and Macey’s Feed Children and Families at Primary Children’s Hospital

Associates from Ace Hardware, in collaboration with Associated Food Stores (AFS), participated in a meaningful service project at Primary Children’s Hospital on January 9. The objective was to provide support…

Introducing AFS’ New Vice President of Fresh Foods 

Associated Food Stores (AFS) has named Todd Jensen as vice president of fresh foods. With over 17 years of extensive experience in grocery retail, Todd brings a wealth of knowledge,…

Grand-Opening in Pinebrook: Step Inside the First Macey’s Market 

Nestled in the heart of the Pinebrook neighborhood of Park City, Macey’s Market Pinebrook officially grand opened on Wednesday, November 8, marking a significant moment for the communities it serves…

AFS Named One of America’s Best Employers 

In a recent survey conducted by Forbes in partnership with market research firm Statista, Associated Food Stores earned a well-deserved spot on the prestigious list of America’s Best Employers By…