When joining AWG, you become a member of the largest wholesale cooperative serving independent retailers in the United States. With the collective strength of $24 billion in retail sales serving over 3,400 stores we are positioned to enhance your operations and improve your competitive edge.
If you are considering changing your primary wholesale supplier or considering opening a store, AWG would like to be your wholesale partner.
AWG is a food wholesaler cooperative that empowers independent food retailers by enabling them to join forces and collectively address challenges in the industry. Through shared resources, enhanced buying power, and mutual support, our cooperative members achieve economies of scale, increase their product offerings, and enhance their competitiveness in the market.
AWG is 100% retailer owned and all the Board of Directors are AWG member retailers. Profits are returned to AWG members through patronage dividends.
Profits to your street, not Wall Street.
Our membership model which provides its members with the lowest possible cost of goods is just one of the reasons to join AWG. The buying power and strength of the $12.3 billion cooperative will benefit your stores each and every day, 365 days a year. We provide the competitive edge that will improve your customer count, basket size and increase your bottom line.
In the last 15 years, total sales have more than doubled, rising from $4.9 billion to $12.3 billion. Total distribution to members (patronage, allowances, and interest) was $543.6 million in 2022.
We do it better. We carry over 127,000 SKUs across all of our nine distribution centers to service your stores. We proudly service à diverse market base made up of high volume supermarkets, rural grocers and hybrid fresh focus conventional retailers. We offer more. Including wall to wall products across all categories including full line center store, HBW and specialty foods.
We are committed to servicing Fresh in the perimeter and offer the highest quality fresh produce and fresh meat. Last year alone we sold over $2.6 billion in fresh meat and seafood and over $1.6 billion in fresh produce sales. All slotted and ready to service your stores on fresh and center of the plate.
Over 3,400 retail locations
For more information about AWG’s services or how to become a member please send us a message.