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

Backed by AFS, BYU Announces Construction of New Creamery on Ninth

Brigham Young University has unveiled plans, and held a groundbreaking ceremony, for a new Creamery on Ninth building. The new facility will enhance and expand the iconic campus store. Construction…

Local Lin’s Grocery Director Celebrated Nationally

Rochelle Mellor Awarded one of the Top Women in Grocery  Each year Progressive Grocer receives over a thousand nominations for its Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) awards. This year, Rochelle…

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…