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

1946 - 1956

The decade after the war was defined by the boom of suburbia, the strip center and the supermarket. The evolution from service to self-service continued with the typical store offering 4,000 items. During this time, AG began its own evolution. In 1953, the company name was changed to Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc., (AWG) and the following year, AWG paid its first year-end patronage of $20,441 to members. Prior to 1954, members had received dividends on their stock, usually from $3-$6 per share. The rebate was definitely a better deal.
Despite the increasing presence of independent retailers, chains continued to dominate. In an effort to provide its retailers with greater name recognition, the Mr. AG stores advertising program began, but it wasn’t enough to make much difference. The chains offered such low prices that AG retailers often sent their wives to shop the chains’ weekly specials and then resold the items in their own stores.  
 
 
 
             
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