Operating for more than 60 years, Associated Food Stores is a cooperatively owned wholesale distributor that serves more than 600 independently owned supermarkets. It wholesales groceries, pharmaceuticals, fresh fruits and vegetables, home furnishings, meat products and packaged frozen foods. It offers a wide range of services, such as real estate analysis; market research; store engineering; store design and d cor; retail counseling and technology; merchandising and space management; and retail training and accounting. It also offers price structuring, retail marketing and advertising, store insurance and employee benefits programs, customer service, printing and transportation services. Associated Food Stores is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.