Associated Food Stores Through the Years
Associated Food Stores partnered with Royal Canning Company of Utah to provide canned fruits and vegetables to retailers.
Associated Food Stores became the first Intermountain food merchant to use television advertising.
The Salt Lake Warehouse was expanded to include a dock with railroad siding.
A Fresh Produce department was added.
Meat and Bakery departments were added.
The Pocatello and Salt Lake Warehouses were expanded.
Associated Food Stores and Dependable Wholesale merged, bringing more than 100 stores to Associated Food Stores.
Western Family Corporation was established as Associated Food Stores first exclusive brand.
The Thriftway, Foodtown and Bestway ad groups were created.
The Billings, Montana division opened.
The Boise Distribution Center opened.
A 27-bay truck garage and IMC terminal was added to the Salt Lake Warehouse.
The Associated Food Stores general office was built in Salt Lake.