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

Granting Wishes with Make-A-Wish – See the Happy Faces!

Macey’s, Dan’s, Lin’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market are partnering with Make-A-Wish, as they do each year, to collect donations throughout June, aiming to grant the wishes of local children…

White Pine Sushi at Macey’s Little Cottonwood Gaining Popularity

White Pine Sushi, a new in-store restaurant, was officially introduced during the Macey’s Little Cottonwood grand opening on May 15 and continues to gain popularity among customers. This full-menu establishment…

Kent’s in Plain City: A Beacon of Support for Operation Homefront and Military Families

On Armed Forces Day this past Saturday, Kent’s Market in Plain City demonstrated incredible support for military families by partnering with Operation Homefront for an extraordinary event. In a heartwarming…

Macey’s Featured on BYUtv’s Random Acts

Exciting news for the Macey’s team! The banner was featured on an episode of “Random Acts” on BYUtv. Titled “Giving Back to Brenda,” the episode premiered on Sunday, May 12,…