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Associated Food Stores Named Rocky Mountain Power wattsmart business Utah Partner of the Year
Wholesale honored for saving energy in Utah Stores

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (June 29, 2017)—Associated Food Stores has made great strides in implementing energy efficient technologies in stores across Utah and the Intermountain West thanks to a partnership with Rocky Mountain Power. The wholesaler’s efforts were recognized today by Rocky Mountain Power with the 2017 wattsmart Business Utah Partner of the Year Award.

Associated Food Stores added LED lighting, updated lighting controls and refrigeration upgrades to stores in Salt Lake City, South Ogden, Park City, West Valley City, American Fork, Ogden and Taylorsville. The changes helped make lighting and cooling the stores more efficient and resulted in reducing energy use by nearly 3.9 million kilowatt-hours last year—-enough electricity to power 437 typical Utah homes for a year.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Rocky Mountain Power to bring energy efficient operations to our stores across Utah and the Intermountain West,” said Steve Miner, President of Market Development for Associated Food Stores. “We appreciate our partnership and look forward to working together in the future.”

Associated Food Stores has headquarters in Salt Lake City and supplies nearly 400 independently owned retail supermarkets in eight states throughout the Intermountain West. The company also owns Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market and Fresh Market.

“Associated Food Stores worked hand in hand with our engineers to identify ways to reduce their electricity use,” said Chris Kanoff, Rocky Mountain Power wattsmart project manager. “They have been great partners to help save energy and protect the environment.”

Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business program offers technical expertise and cash incentives for improving the energy efficiency of businesses. More energy saving information for business and home owners can be found at


About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned warehouse based in Salt Lake City, Utah, which provides complete warehouse facilities and services to over 400 grocers throughout the Intermountain West. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit

About Rocky Mountain Power
Rocky Mountain Power provides safe and reliable electric service to more than a million customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The company works to meet customers’ growing electricity needs while protecting and enhancing the environment. Rocky Mountain Power is part of PacifiCorp, one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States. More information at

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