Grocers of the South, Inc. is a full service wholesale
grocery cooperative owned by its independent retail grocers.
As such, our commitment is to keep the independent
retail grocer an essential and viable part of the grocery
industry in face of increasing competition from chain
stores and super centers. As a wholesale cooperative,
we have over 300 member stores who benefit from our special
programs designed to give them the highest quality product
at the lowest possible cost.
a Net Pricing Program whereby deal allowances are passed
on to our membership on every case purchased on deal
until the entire inventory is depleted, regardless of
when the manufacturer's stated deal has expired. This
program is unique within the grocery industry and serves
to give Associated Grocers' membership a definite competitive
advantage in conjunction with our Cost-Plus Program
whereby member stores are charged the original product
cost plus markup, based on both purchase volume and
travel distance from the warehouse.
To become a member of Associated Grocers of the South,
Inc. you must be an independent grocery retailer within
the five state area we service. Also, it is expected
that the retailer will use Associated Grocers as its
primary supplier. A formal application must be submitted
and class A and class B stock requirements must be met
in accordance with the Bylaws of our Corporation. Once
the application is approved, the retailer is accepted
for full service.
If you would like more information about our membership
programs and requirements, please feel free to call
our Sales Department at (205) 808-4821 or e-mail us