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

AFS Member Receives Significant Media Coverage 

AFS Member Receives Significant Media Coverage  Associated Food Stores’ member Rancho Market received impressive media attention this week as CEO Eli Madrigal and her stores were featured as the top…

Instacart Grows Technology Solutions for Independently-Owned & Locally-Operated Grocers With Rosie Acquisition

Acquisition brings Rosie’s e-commerce platform and team of experts to Instacart, giving local independent grocers access to a broader range of technology and fulfillment capabilities to grow their businesses SAN FRANCISCO – September…

Broulim’s Becomes First Independent Grocer in Eastern Idaho to Accept SNAP Online Payments

Broulim’s Becomes First Independent Grocer in Eastern Idaho to Accept SNAP Online Payments  Broulim’s Fresh Foods, with stores located throughout eastern Idaho and Wyoming will officially begin accepting Supplement Nutritional…

Kent’s Tremonton Wins Best of Northern Utah Awards

See Which AFS Member is a Best of Northern Utah Winner Kent’s Market in Tremonton was recently honored as a “Best of Northern Utah” winner in three categories. The store…