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Grocery Wholesalers

AMCON Distributing Company

AMCON Distributing Company

Headquartered in Omaha, NE. Together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively “AMCON”), is primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of consumer products including cigarettes and tobacco products, candy and other confectionery, beverages, foodservice, groceries, paper products, automotive and health and beauty care products. In addition, the Company operates twenty-one retail health food stores in Florida and the Midwest.

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Associated Wholesale Grocers

AWG is the nation's largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies and over 3,000 locations throughout 28 states from 8 full-line wholesale divisions.

Several AWG warehouses distribute to Kansas stores including the following locations:

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Norfolk, NE
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Springfield, MO

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Affiliated Foods, Inc.

Headquartered in Amarillo, TX. Affiliated Foods is a leading wholesale distribution cooperative that supplies grocery stores and restaurants in about a half a dozen states, including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Affiliated Foods distributes to stores in the Southwest and South-Central regions of Kansas.

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Spartan Nash

SpartanNash is a value-added wholesale grocery distributor — supplying more than 2,100 independent grocery retail locations throughout the United States — as well as a grocery retailer, with more than 155 company-owned stores in nine states.

Their Omaha, NE location distributes to stores in Northeast and North-Central regions of Kansas.

Convenience Store Distributors

Cash-Wa Distributing - 401 West 4<sup>th</sup> Street, Nebraska 68845

Cash-Wa Distributing

Cash-Wa Distributing is a family-owned company with three distribution centers in Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota, a modern fleet of trucks and trailers, several sales offices within the 11 Great Plain States plus Cash & Carry stores. Cash-Wa is the 18th largest Broadline Foodservice Distributor in the nation, have an inventory of over 20,000 SKUs and deliver in all or part of the 11 states.

Cash-Wa's facility in Kearney, NE distributes to northern Kansas stores

Evco

EVCO Wholesale Food Corporation

Kansas' largest family owned and operated foodservice distribution company, EVCO proudly serves restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities....Everyone involved in the foodservice industry, with quality products and quality services.  Based in Emporia, KS.

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F&A Food Sales, Inc.

Provides distribution services to restaurants, schools, health care, state institutions and prisons, grocery and convenience stores, drug stores and more.

    St. Joe Distributing

St. Joe Distributing

Full service convenience store supplier with additional line of groceries, concessions, and food service.

Grocery Trade Associations
Each of these associations have a membership component and they also a provide relevant education and training. Whether you are a member or not, it can be helpful to keep an eye out on the information that these organizations are sharing.

National Grocers Association

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

Independent Grocer Association

The Independent Grocer Association (IGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry.

National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation (NRF) is the world’s largest retail trade association. Every day, NRF stands up for, celebrates, educates and inspires the people who power the retail industry.

 

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