Associated Wholesalers Inc. is a cooperative food distributor organized to provide flexible distribution and retail services. Its product range includes insurance programs, computer systems, store development, merchandising, advertising, customer service, retail accounting, and distribution of perishable and nonperishable goods. The company serves convenience centers, 70,000-square-foot supermarkets, conventional sized supermarkets, superettes and neighborhood stores. Associated Wholesalers Inc. follows a nutritional scoring system that meets or exceeds all Food and Drug Administration guidelines. The company operates with nearly 1,100 employees. From its distribution center it delivers an average of 110 trailer shipments per day to service customers in 7 states, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, New York and New Jersey.