Affiliated Foods Southwest

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Affiliated Foods Southwest
Industry Retailing
Fate Acquired
Predecessor Model Markets
Successor Associated Wholesale Grocers
Founder C.E. Toland
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Area served
Southern United States
Key people
John Mills
Products Groceries
Number of employees
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Affiliated Foods Southwest was a retailers' cooperative serving independent supermarkets in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.[1] It was founded in 1948 by C. E. "Doc" Toland, who had worked in a cooperative in Little Rock, Arkansas called Model Markets. It was a member of Retailer Owned Food Distributors & Associates and distributed Shurfine products in its stores.

Affiliated Foods Southwest also operated several Harvest Foods grocery stores in Arkansas.

The company declared bankruptcy on May 5, 2009.[2]


  1. ^ Holcombe, Carl D. Affiliated Foods Southwest rebounds. Arkansas Business. 10 May 2004.
  2. ^ "Affiliated Foods Southwest files for Chapter 11". Forbes. 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-05-07. [dead link]

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