As this year concludes, please accept my heartfelt thanks to each of you, the tremendous team members of Associated Food Stores who have worked so diligently to meet the needs of our member retailers this year. 

For many reasons, it’s been a challenging year, one with unimaginable difficulties. However, Associated Food Stores remains a thriving company, with dedicated people committed to enriching lives every day. I see evidence of this commitment every day as I witness the multitude of positive actions put forth by our team members. It is an honor to cheer on our One Associated team as you make a lasting difference for our members and your fellow team members in all parts of our amazing company. 

We have many challenges ahead in the coming year, but they are challenges I know we can overcome. Along with the obstacles that will inevitably arise, we are also taking exciting steps in so many areas that set us on a course for future success. I appreciate your vital role at this important time. Your talents are very much needed to keep “One Associated” moving forward.  

I know this is a busy time of year for us in the grocery industry. However, please find time to spend with your family and friends. I am grateful you have chosen to be a part of the Associated Food Stores’ family. Please accept my deepest gratitude and appreciation for all you do, and I wish you and yours the very best this holiday season.