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  HISTORY  
     
  1926-1936  
     
  1936-1946  
     
  1946-1956  
     
  1956-1966  
     
  1966-1976  
     
  1976-1986  
     
  1986-1996  
     
  1996-2006  
     
  2006-PRESENT  
     

2006 - Present

AWG continues its growth – both in size and in sales.
 
In 2007, AWG acquired its newest distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas. This facility is AWG’s largest, at 1.1 million square feet, and serves members in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. Also in 2007, AWG built a brand new, state-of-the-art distribution center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Having outgrown the previous warehouse, AWG built this 800,000 square foot facility to better serve its members in Oklahoma, northern Texas, and southern Kansas.
 
In 2011, AWG broke ground on its newest division in Pearl River, Louisiana. The new Gulf Coast Division was built to provide great accessibility and low cost delivery of groceries to independent retailers in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
 
As in previous decades, sales continued to rise – from $4.95 billion in 2006 to $7.25 billion in 2010. Also in 2010, sales of AWG’s private label products reached the $1 billion mark for the first time.
 
In 2012, AWG completed a 30,000 square foot expansion of its headquarters in Kansas City, KS. The newly expanded complex houses over one-thousand employees, including the AWG corporate office and the Kansas City distribution center, as well as 100 employees from the Valu Merchandisers subsidiary formerly located in Kansas City, Missouri.

AWG's Gulf Coast division, located in Pearl River, Louisiana, began shipping product on January 20, 2013. This new ground-up distribution center will eventually service over 300 stores in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The 720,000 square foot complex, which sits on 68 acres with direct access to I-10, I-59, and I-12, was built to Miami-Dade hurricane specifications with two tornado/hurricane safe rooms for employee and visitor protection. The facility is supported by a dual backup electrical service (two separate sources in case of interruption) and two – 2,000 KW diesel generators with 30,000 gallon onsite diesel storage. In the event of both primary service failures the facility will have full facility power (including expansion) for 72 hours without refueling.

In 2015, AWG recorded another record year - reaching $8.94 billion in sales. AWG continues to grow and its future is bright indeed.

 
 
             
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