Associated Grocers

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Associated Grocers, Inc.
Industry Food and general merchandise wholesaler
Fate Acquired by Unified Western Grocers, to form Unified Grocers
Founded Seattle, Washington (1934)
Headquarters Seattle, Washington
Renton, Washington
Clackamas, Oregon
Tukwila, Washington
Key people
Ron Brake, Chairman
John S. Runyan, President and CEO
Products Groceries and general merchandise
Revenue $900 Mil (sales)
Number of employees

Associated Grocers was a retailers' cooperative that distributed full lines of groceries and general merchandise. Founded in 1934, it also provided retail services to independent groceries in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. Based in Seattle, it had over 300 members before it was acquired by another cooperative, Unified Western Grocers on September 30, 2007.

Executive Officers[edit]

  • John S. Runyan - President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Steve Numata - Chief Financial Officer
  • Craig W. Palm - Vice President and General Counsel
  • Carl Morley - Vice President, Fresh Foods
  • Craig K. Calton - Vice President, Marketing and Sales
  • David L. Brumley - Vice President, Human Resources
  • John Wiedmann - Vice President, Wholesale Operations
  • Gene F. Puhrmann - Chief Information Officer

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