Associated Grocers of Florida is a retailers' cooperative that distributes full lines of groceries and general merchandise. Originally founded in 1945, it provides retail services to independent groceries.
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Associated Grocers Story DistributionAssociated Grocers of Florida was founded in 1945 by a dynamic group of retailers to increase their buying power. Associated Grocers of Florida is a full line supplier to many leading independent retailers and is a major factor in the southeastern US food distribution system.
With over 28,000 assortment of dry grocery, cigarettes, store supplies, HBC/GM, dairy, frozen foods, bakery, ice cream, meat, deli, and produce; including the very successful Store Brands program under the Shurfine, Valu Time, ShurFresh and IGA brands, Associated Grocers offers the food retail industry an extensive and simple, cost-effective way to manage their distribution needs. In addition, we offer our members a host of related services that help manage everything from rush orders and reclamation; to information technology and store equipment needs; to marketing and advertising.
With a strong financial base, Associated Grocers of Florida is growing rapidly. This growth has been possible because of the tremendous success of our retailers competing against the big chains. AG's customer base is strong and very well entrenched. Our growth has also been achieved because of AG's outstanding employees from the newest warehouse workers to the senior managers, who perform their work with efficiency and creativity.
As one of the fastest growing companies in the food industry, Associated Grocers of Florida is also gaining a strong reputation as a quality supplier to the International Marketplace servicing customers in over 41 countries. A vital aspect of this service is that Associated Grocers of Florida has three strategically located distribution centers as well as state-of-the-art computerized operations assuring our customers accurate, fast, and dependable, on-time deliveries.
The unique needs of this marketplace are well satisfied through an imaginative assortment of merchandising and promotional programs that provide customers with that competitive edge that is so critical in today's fast-paced industry.
Associated Grocers' sales team, made up of professional, multi-lingual, well-trained Associates, can provide the information and the products necessary to become a true business partner committed to helping improve and enhance the sales and profits of our customers.