As you likely know Team Perks has some pretty great benefits, which include: saving 5% on every purchase plus saving an additional 5% on our exclusive branded items. September 4-17, 2019 our stores our running their giant case lot sales which means they are offering some of the best deals of the year. The best part? You can take advantage of case lot pricing and use your Team Perks discount.

Here are a few examples:

Click here for the case lot order form with Team Perks discounts!

If you want to get serious about savings visit the store’s website or mobile app and download some digital coupons. Learn how to download coupons via the app website here and the app here. These coupons will automatically deduct at checkout when you use your phone number after you have “clipped” them on the website or app. For instructions on how to do this via the app, watch this video. For instructions via the website click here. Here are several of the digital coupons that overlap with case lot items:

  • Save $2.00 on Downy when you buy ONE (1) Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner (72 ld or larger)
    • This means with your Team Perks discount and Case Lot savings you’ll get each container for only $6.59 instead of $7.99
  • Save $0.50 on 3 cans of SpaghettiOs when you buy THREE (3) SpaghettOs any size or variety
    • This means with your Team Perks discount and Case Lot savings you’ll get each can for only $0.52 instead of $0.69
  • Save $0.50 on Tide Detergent when you buy ONE (1) Tide Simply Detergent
    • This means with your Team Perks discount and Case Lot savings you’ll get each container for only $13.99 instead of $14.99
  • Save $1.00 on Simply Done Batteries when you buy ONE (1) Simply Done Alkaline AA or AAA Batteries 48 pack
    • This means with you Team Perks discount and Case Lot savings you’ll get each pack for only $6.19 instead of $7.99

Teams from both AFS and Brookshire Brothers

Groundbreaking for Brookshire Brothers’ new store

Groundbreaking for Brookshire Brothers’ new store

Brookshire Brothers’ discussing their cut fruit program with AFS team members


Associated Food Stores                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Media Contact
Sarah Pettit



SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 28, 2019) A group of retailers from Salt Lake City based Associated Food Stores (AFS) recently spent a week in Texas, collaborating with executives from the regional retailer Brookshire Brothers, to share best practices, challenges and solutions. 

Roger White, senior VP of sales and category management at AFSshared, “The Brookshire Brothers team provided an indepth look at the organization. However, the process was much more of a collaboration between our retailers and their team members – everyone sharing ideas, asking questions and providing tips for how to compete in today’s hypercompetitive grocery space.” 

The trip was the result of a share group—a collection of AFS member-retailers that meet several times a year to problem solve and share ideas—AFS recently organized. In the initial share group meetings, participants expressed their desire to hold an annual out-of-market trip to learn from retailers in other parts of the country.  

Brookshire Brothers and AFS have collaborated on past projects and have built a trusted relationship. They were a natural choice for the share group’s first trip.  

AFS Retail-Member, Brandon Peterson from Peterson’s Fresh Market shared, “It was a great opportunity to associate with comparable retailers in a similarly competitive environment.”  

During their time in Texas the group toured the corporate offices and local stores, attended a ground-breaking event in College Station for Brookshire Brothers’ newest store that is a partnership with the Texas A & M University System and had meetings with executive staff members. 

The support provided by Brookshire Brothers executive staff members John Alston, president and CEO; Sally Alvis, Senior Director of Marketing and Community Relations; and Luke Gustafson, vice president of retail operations was key in making the experience a success for both groups.  

David Rice, president of Associated Retail Operations and senior vice president of Associated Food Stores, expressed, “We are truly appreciative of Brookshire Brothers hospitality and transparency. We are grateful for John Alston’s continued partnership and we look forward to finding additional ways to collaborate with one another to better the independent cause.” 


Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on independent retailers, AFS has changed the way these retailers operate and allowed them to prosper. AFS currently serves more than 400 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit 


Brookshire Brothers is a 100 % employee-owned, community-centered grocer based in Lufkin, Texas. Founded in 1921, this regional grocery chain operates more than 115 retail locations that stretch west to the Texas Hill Country and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Though its focus remains on traditional grocery and pharmacy, Brookshire Brothers has complimentary formats that include fuel and tobacco operations. Brookshire Brothers is committed to quality and service in their stores and is known for its good food and good people doing good deeds in the communities they serve. 

For the month of August when you download and use a digital coupon you will automatically be entered to win a Quick Quack car wash prize!

To enter to win, here is what you need to do:

  1. Log into your Perks account on the computer or via the mobile app. Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market all have apps available in the Google Play and Apple App Store.
  2. Download a digital coupon. For instructions on how to do this via the app, watch this video. For instructions via the website click here.
  3. Shop sometime between now and August 31, 2019 use at least one digital coupon. Please note: once downloaded to your account, digital coupons will automatically deduct when you purchase the correct item(s) and provide your phone number at check out.

There are many exclusive brand coupons available on with the digital coupons. That means you will get your employee discount (10% off) on these items plus the amount of the digital coupon. This means even better savings!

It’s really that easy so start downloading those coupons today!

For the month of August when you download and use a digital coupon you will automatically be entered to win a $25 Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash gift card. 

To enter to win, here is what you need to do:

  1. Log into your Perks account on the computer or via the mobile app. Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market all have apps available in the Google Play and Apple App Store.
  2. Download a digital coupon. For instructions on how to do this via the app, watch this video. For instructions via the website click here.
  3. Shop sometime between now and August 31, 2019 use at least one digital coupon. Please note: once downloaded to your account, digital coupons will automatically deduct when you purchase the correct item(s) and provide your phone number at check out.

There are many exclusive brand coupons available on with the digital coupons. That means you will get your employee discount (10% off) on these items plus the amount of the digital coupon. This means even better savings!

It’s really that easy so start downloading those coupons today!



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Media Contact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Pettit 


Pharmacists at Local Grocers Among First to Prescribe Birth Control 

Accessible solution is part of larger women’s health initiative 


Salt Lake City, UT (July 31, 2019) Associated Food Stores is pleased to announce the addition of new birth control services at local pharmaciesPatients can now visit members of Associated Food Storesconsult with a qualified pharmacist, and receive up to 12 months of hormonal contraceptives without visiting a doctor. No appointment is needed to take advantage of these new services. Currently, 223 pharmacists at members of Associated Food Stores have completed enhanced training to provide hormonal contraceptive services at 85 pharmacy locations throughout Utah.  

 “Associated Food Stores pharmacies are committed to the health and well-being of our patients,” said Denise Kunkel, manager of clinical programs, Associated Food StoresWe are among the first pharmacies in Utah to offer this service since the law was finalized and are excited to ensure women have convenient and affordable access to birth control.  

Enhanced birth control services are available to women over the age of 18. For a low-cost consultative fee, patients will complete a health questionnaire, receive a blood pressure reading and work with a pharmacist to select the product to best meet their individual needs. Prescriptions for birth control will also continue to be filled as usual.  

Birth control services are available at the following Associated Food Stores’ locations 

A&W Pharmacy (Duchesne), Aspen Ridge Pharmacy (Monroe), Bowman’s Pharmacy (Kaysville) , Dan’s Food Pharmacies (all locations), Davis Food & Drug Pharmacies (all locations), Dick’s Pharmacy (Centerville), Ephraim Market Fresh Pharmacy (Ephraim), Fresh Market Pharmacies (all locations), Gunnison Pharmacy (Gunnison), Harmon’s Grocery Pharmacies (all locations), Kamas Food & Drug Pharmacy (Kamas), Kent’s Pharmacies (Roy and Brigham City), Lee’s Marketplace Pharmacies (all locations), Lin’s Pharmacies (all locations), Macey’s Pharmacies (all locations), Mt. Nebo Market Pharmacy (Nephi), Payson Market Pharmacy (Payson), Petersons Market Pharmacy (Riverton), Quality Pharmacy (Delta), Reams Springville Pharmacy (Springville)Ridley’s Market Pharmacies (all locations), Stewart’s Basin Family Pharmacy (Roosevelt), Terrel’s Pharmacy (Mt. Pleasant), The Market Pharmacy (Park City).  

For more information about pharmacy hours and additional services, patients are encouraged to contact pharmacies directly.  


About Associated Food Stores 

Associated Food Stores is an independent retailer-owned grocer based in Salt Lake City, Utah providing complete warehouse facilities and services to over 400 grocers throughout the intermountain west. The company also provides pharmacy solutions to over 450 pharmacies in 23 states. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit:  


Gumball Machine Giveaway


The following are the Contest Official Rules (the“Gumball Machine Giveaway”) for the Gumball Machine Giveaway contest. As used in these Official Rules, “you” or “contestant” means any person submitting an entry to the Contest. By entering or participating in the Contest, you accept these Official Rules as a binding agreement between you and the Sponsor named below and agree to abide and be bound by them. These Official Rules cannot be changed or amended in any manner, except as permitted in these Official Rules. These Official Rules apply only to the Contest and not to any other sweepstakes, contests or promotions sponsored by the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding.


SPONSOR: Associated Food Stores, whose address is 1850 W 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT is the “Sponsor” of the Contest. No company or person providing a prize is a sponsor, endorser or administrator of the Contest. The Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook or any other Internet social media outlet. Any content or information provided by contestants on Facebook or other Internet social media outlets is being provided to the Sponsor and not Facebook or any other Internet social media outlet.

CONTEST PERIOD: Contestants may enter the Contest beginning August 1, 2019 until 11:59 p.m. and end on August 31, 2019 at which time no further entries may be made (the “Contest Period”). Any entries received after the Contest Period will be disregarded by the Sponsor and are ineligible to participate in the Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to legal residents of Utah, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado who are 18 years of age or older (or the age of majority in the contestant’s state of legal residence, whichever is older) at the time of entry. Employees of the Sponsor and the other Sponsoring Parties, the immediate family members of such employees (i.e., spouses, domestic partners, parents, step-parents, siblings, step-siblings, children, step-children, grandparents, step-grandparents, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and their respective spouses) and any persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related to the employee, are not eligible to participate in the Contest. As used in these Official Rules, “Sponsoring Parties” means Sponsor, any website company hosting or promoting the Contest, any

marketing or advertising agency promoting the Contest, and any subsidiaries or affiliates of any of the foregoing. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Contest by 1)Visiting and providing your contact information and guess for how many gumballs are in the gumball machine. The grand prize winner will be awarded a gumball machine. The grand prize winner will be randomly selected based on closest guess to actual amount of gumballs in the gumball machine.

PRIZES: Winners of the Gumball Machine promotion could win the following prizes:

A gumball machine

RANDOM DRAWING: Winners will be selected based on guess of amount of gumballs held August 31, 2019. Odds of winning the Contest prize depend on the number of correct guess entries received throughout the Contest Period. Should there be a tie, a random selection will occur.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners of the Contest prize will be contacted at the “entry” email address or phone number used to enter the Contest. Failure of a contestant to provide an accurate, working email address or phone number through which Sponsor may contact the contestant will disqualify him or her from receiving the Contest prize. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the social media account from which the entry is made. The person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email address or phone number will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply as the winner. [Sponsor will mail the Contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email address or phone number.] To claim the Contest prize, the winner must send, and Sponsor must receive, a response within 24 hours after being notified of the winning. Failure to respond within that 24-hour period shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. Sponsor is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s).


By participating, you agree: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final in all respects relating to the Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor, the other Sponsoring Parties, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and Contest agencies, and

the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (or portion thereof), including any/all travel/activity related thereto; and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by the Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized account subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.

Released Parties are not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. The Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due, illegible, inaccurate, delayed or stolen entries or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including without limitation errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries or mail, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials. The Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to contestants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. The Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning the prize (and void all associated

entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other contestant or the Sponsor’s representatives.


The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the Contest for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest and, in the event of termination, to determine the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received and combined up to such time of impairment or suspension.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the Contest, contestants agree that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Contest, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the Utah Uniform Arbitration Act (“UUAA”); (2) all arbitrations proceedings shall be conducted in Salt Lake City, Utah; (3) the UUAA shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (4) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will contestants be permitted to obtain awards for, and contestants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys’ fees, other than contestant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in the Contest), and contestants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Idaho.





Semi-truck headed to Washington D.C to share Flavors of Utah

Utah companies share pioneer spirit with Flavors of Utah send-off


WHAT: Flavors of Utah truck send-off event

WHERE: Utah State Capitol steps

WHEN: Friday, July 19, 12 p.m. noon

WHO: Dave Davis from Utah Food Industry Association (UFIA), Neal Berube from Associated Food Stores (AFS), Rob Brough from Zions Bank and Rowena Montoya owner of Julieann Caramels will address the group before the final items are loaded into a semi-truck that will make its way to Washington D.C.

WHY: Flavors of Utah, an annual Pioneer Day event shares the best Utah products and services on a national stage, celebrating Utah’s quality products and the beehive state’s industrial spirit. 

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Representatives from the featured companies and event organizers will be on-site for interviews and photos.

Salt Lake City, UT (July 19, 2018) Senator Lee, AFS, UFIA, and Zions Bank will host a send-off event at the Utah Capitol July 19, with a semi-truck packed with Utah’s best foods to share at Flavors of Utah held in Washington D.C. The following vendors will join the celebration: Utah’s Own, Kodiak Cakes, Butcher’s Bunches, Pepperlane, Gusto Brazil, Julieann Caramels, Taffy Town, Lower Foods, Heber Valley Cheese, Creminelli Fine Meats, Madbrook Donuts and more. 


FLAVORS OF UTAH: Flavors of Utah is an annual event that takes place in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. that highlights Utah business and products on a national stage. Hosted by Senator Lee and the Utah Congressional Delegation, Associated Food Stores, Utah Food Industry Association and Zion’s Bank with over 20 local Utah food vendors, Flavors of Utah captures the incredible artisan craftsmanship and the spirit of the beehive state’s ingenuity: going the extra mile to humbly deliver the best products in the country. 2019 vendors include: Heber Valley Cheese, Lower Foods, Taffy Town, Gusto Brazil, Creminelli Fine Meats, Mtn Ops, Pepperlane, Julieann Caramels, Madbrook donuts, Kodiak Cakes, Houwelings Tomatoes, Squatters, Apple Beer, Beehive Cheese, Chef Shamy Butter, USU Aggie Ice Cream, Sweet Candy Company, Butcher’s Bunches, Rocky Mountain Pies, Utah’s Own with support from Harmon’s, Lifetime, Utah’s Credit Union, Walmart, Ski Utah, and the Utah Office of Tourism.

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

Media Contact(s)

Sarah Pettit 

Public Relations Manager – Associated Food Stores 

Erik Kujanpää

Press Assistant | Senator Mike Lee

361A Russell Senate Office Building

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Utah Grocery Stores Make Sure Kids Go Back to School with Full Tummies
Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market and Honey Bee donate more than 285,000 meals to Mobile School Pantry Program

Salt Lake City, UT (September 7, 2018) Students and their families across the state can rest a little easier knowing they have food thanks to Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, Fresh Market and Honey Bee Produce Company. The Utah-based grocery stores donated $150,622 worth of kid-friendly food to Utah Food Bank’s Mobile School Pantry Program. The donation took place at Edison Elementary School in Salt Lake City yesterday as a wrap up to the 2017 Season to Share food drive.

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to help the youngest members of our community have a great school year by providing nutritious to the Mobile School Pantry program,” said Gary McCloud, operations manager for Associated Retail Operations, which owns the six stores. “This donation wouldn’t be possible without the great support of our community and we’re so thankful for their generosity.”

Team members from Associated Retail Operations, which owns and operates the six stores that participated in the drive, partnered with Utah Food Bank to pass out food including peanut butter, tuna fish, fruits, vegetables, and other food items to students after school. The donation totaled over 340,000 lb and will provide around 285,000 meals to students and their families at risk of food insecurity across the state.

“Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Associated Retail Operations and their customers for taking such a stand against hunger,” said Ginette Bott, Utah Food Bank President & CEO. “With 1 in 6 Utah children unsure of where their next meal will come from, these donations will truly impact these children and their families as we distribute the food through all 69 Mobile School pantries.”



About Associated Retail Operations
Started in 1999, Associated Retail Operations (ARO) consists of five independent grocery banners based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. ARO operates 42 stores across Utah under the Macey’s, Lin’s, Dan’s, Dick’s Market, and Fresh Market banners. ARO is a subsidiary of Associated Food Stores, an independent, retailer-owned wholesaler also based in Salt Lake City. To learn more about the stores visit:


Media Contact
Rachael Wabel


About Utah Food Bank
Founded in 1904, Utah Food Bank has operated under various names but remains true to its mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide by providing food to a statewide network of 149 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 39.2 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 32.7 million meals, to families and individuals in need.  For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at



Members of the leadership teams from Salt Lake and Farr West had an opportunity to visit United Way of Northern Utah last week. During their visit they assisted in building 200 back-to-school kits for children in need throughout our communities. The kits included a backpack and school supplies like notebooks, pencils, markers, and more.

The donation was made possible through team member contributions elected during open enrollment. AFS matched a percentage of the amount raised to provide even more school kits. Thanks for your generosity!

Try these delicious rice bowls for a simple slow-cooker dinner.

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 Hours

1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
8 oz.  frozen corn
1 tbsp. chili powder
½ tbsp. cumin
½ tbsp. minced garlic
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp salt
Cracked pepper to taste
2 cups dry rice
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
½ bunch cilantro (optional)


  1. Add everything except the rice, cheese, and cilantro to the slow cooker along with ¼ cup of water. Stir everything and make sure the chicken is covered in the mixture.
  2. Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice.
  4. After 8 hours of cooking, carefully remove the lid of the slow cooker. Stir with a fork to shred the chicken (it should be super tender and will shred easily).
  5. Build the taco bowls by placing rice on the bottom, then the taco chicken mix, shredded cheese, and fresh cilantro before serving.