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• Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) and Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative,Inc. (AFM) announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement to combine the two cooperatives’ distribution businesses.

AFM is a retailer-owned cooperative supplying members that operate over 800 stores in 15 states, while AWG is a retailer-owned cooperative supplying members that operate over 3,000 stores in 30 states. The members of both cooperatives going forward would be members of a larger AWG.

The deal is scheduled to close later this year.
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