Local Proud

Associated Food Stores was founded on the idea of local grocers banding together to help improve individual businesses and we continue with that philosophy today by sourcing local products when possible.

Through Local Proud we hope to:

  • Provide our shoppers access to high-quality local artisans, growers, and producers
  • Help grow the local economy by supporting and marketing local artisans, growers, and producers who in turn hire more local workers, infuse money into the economy and foster strong local cultures
  • Share our story and those of our partners

Our Leadership

Bob Obray
President & CEO
Roger White
Exec. Vice President of Sales and Wholesale Operations
David Rice
Exec. Vice President of Retail; Pres. of ARO
Tim Conner
Sr. Vice President of Team Services
Wade Judd
Sr. Vice President & CIO
Steve Miner
Sr. Vice President of Business Development; Pres. of Market Development, Inc.
Jason Sokol
Vice President of Marketing
Justin Atwater
Sr. Vice President & General Counsel
Travis Boman
Sr. Vice President & CFO
Lezlie Sanders
Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board, Chip Atkinson — Atkinson’s Markets
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board, Brent Foulger — Blair’s Supermarket
  • Shari Badger — Lee’s Marketplace
  • Jim Benedict — Benedict’s Market
  • Robert Broulim — Broulim’s Fresh Foods
  • Mike Holm — The Market at Park City
  • Scott Hymas — Terrel’s
  • Mark Jensen — Harmon’s
  • Mark Ridley — Ridley’s Family Markets
  • Mark Stewart — Stewart’s Marketplace
  • Jason Pollard — Farmer’s Corner Market
  • Chris Gentry — Madison Foods
  • Paula Simerly — Simerly’s Market

Associated Retail Operations Board

  • Chairman of the Board, Brent Foulger — Blair’s Markets
  • John Bole, CEO — Yoke’s Fresh Markets
  • Dick Broulim — Broulim’s Fresh Foods
  • John Alston — Brookshire Bros.
  • Terry Hancock — Valley Market
  • Scott Hymas — Terrel’s
  • Tad Mancini — Mancini Sales and Marketing
  • Jim Meyer, retired President and CEO — Spartan Foods
  • Monte Peterson — Peterson’s Fresh Market
  • Abel Porter President — Fairway Markets in New York City
  • Terry Rogers — Davis Food and Drug