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ROFDA/AWG Announcement







Today, Retailer Owned Foods Distributors & Associates (ROFDA) announced that Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) will become a Member of the ROFDA cooperative. The addition of AWG will increase the aggregated total of ROFDA to represent over $24 billion in wholesale revenue with over 9000 Independent Retail Grocers and over $60 billion in retail sales.

“We could not be more excited about Associated Wholesale Grocers joining ROFDA. While AWG’s size is impressive, it is their expertise, perspective and attitude under the leadership of President and CEO, David Smith that will bring value to our group. We share the same commitment to bringing more strength to the Independents we serve. As such, we are totally aligned in our purpose and mission,” said Francis Cameron, President & CEO of ROFDA.

“AWG is excited about joining ROFDA. It is a great organization, with fine leadership and honorable members, and one that we have had aspirations of joining for many years. We are looking forward to expanding and strengthening our relationship with other like-minded cooperative members and we hope to be able to make a worthwhile contribution to an already strong and vibrant organization.” – David Smith

David Smith will be joining ROFDA’s Board of Directors for the first time at the Fall Conference in San Antonio. Mr. Smith will also address conference attendees during the general session.

About Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates (ROFDA)

Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates’ origins date back to 1962 when a group of retailer owned distributors founded what was then called the Southeastern Food Cooperative Association (SFCA). Today ROFDA operates across the United States as a cooperative and serves its Retailer Owned Food Distributor Members and Associates through a shared purpose and mission.

Purpose Statement:

A cooperative formed to facilitate and enhance the success of Independent Retail Grocers.

Mission Statement:

“Cooperatively united to utilize and leverage all available resources, industry best practices, and business relationships to provide added value to our Independent Retail Grocers.”

About Associate Wholesale Grocers (AWG)

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a retailer-owned cooperative serving retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items since 1924. AWG has an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers that serve retail outlets in over 26 states.

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