Differentiation in the Marketplace
Advertising and Marketing
Associated Grocers provides retailers with flexibility and differentiation in the marketplace through a number of advertising and marketing opportunities. Retailers are able to effectively communicate their identity to their shoppers through various marketing channels, all of which depends on the store’s philosophy, size and geographic location.
Procurement & Merchandising
Associated Grocers, Inc. offers more than 22,000 items in Grocery, Meat/Poultry, Produce, Bakery/Deli, Frozen, Dairy, Candy, Tobacco, HBC/GM, Floral and Supplies. We carry a comprehensive list of items, which are all procured locally through our corporate headquarters.
Growing for Vitality and Staying Competitive
We keep retailers competitive in their market place. Retailers are provided suggested retail pricing that reflects no unusual market conditions and takes into account sensitive item pricing while seeking to achieve a predetermined gross profit margin.
Retail Account Managers
Experienced retail consultants help provide guidance to members by assisting with store evaluations in the areas of sales, merchandising and operations.
The Retail Services team helps members address challenges. Team members consult with various departments to properly provide a complete, in-depth store analysis.
The Member Relations department at Associated Grocers, Inc. assists current and prospective members with multiple financial resources.
Full Service Point of Sale
For almost 30 years, the Retail Systems Department has been offering price management, host communications services and complete Point of Sale register systems to Associated Grocers, Inc. customers.
Technology that Works
Our suite of ordering solutions are targeting for the unique requirements of each area of the store. We offer a custom-developed scan-gun system for center-store ordering (Feline™); a web-based solution for promotional ordering and planning (AGLinki©); and a tablet-based solution (MobileLink©) that is rich with graphics and analytics to support the unique requirements of the perishable areas of the store.
The Information Services department is also home to our full service Printing Services team – whose mission is to become and remain “THE SOURCE” for all of our Retailers’ printing needs.
Our Customer Service Team is on duty with the goal to provide a one-call solution to all of your concerns.
Retail Store Accounting
Retail Store Accounting provides high quality services for the Support and Success of the Independent Retail Grocer. We strive to develop excellent relationships with our clients by combining state of the art technology with friendly, personal service.
A/P and A/R
The Associated Grocers’ Accounts Receivable Department is responsible for administering many programs that offer our customers opportunities to increase profitability and streamline business processes.
Business planning provides a focus for corporate decisions and instills the organizational discipline necessary for achieving results. Finance and Accounting develops the financial measurements necessary for ensuring that we attain the results set forth through corporate planning.
Effective Inventory Management for the Highest Level of Service
Transportation / Deliveries
Our distribution staff of managers, supervisors, order selectors, forklift operators and warehouse employees continually strives to achieve the highest levels of customer service.
Logistics and Supply Chain Management involves extensive analysis of the retail process, including how we procure product from suppliers, how we receive and manage inventory at our Distribution Center, how we deliver product to our customers, and finally, how product is sold at the retail level.
Through a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS), our employees utilize the latest and greatest equipment, communications protocols, and best-of-breed operating processes and procedures in the planning of inbound product, the put-away of product, the replenishment of selection pick slots, the rotation of product, the selection of outbound product, the palletization of outbound product, the staging and loading of outbound product, the management the slotting of product, the inventory management of product, and the labor management of people.