Associated Grocers Of Maine Inc


Associated Grocers of Maine, Inc is the full service independent retail food distributor. Centrally located in Gardiner, Maine, Associated Grocers of Maine was established in 1953 and caters independent retailers throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Associated Grocers of Maine provides many services such as advertising, retail automation, warehouse, information systems and many more. Fresh produce arrives daily from all major growing areas across the United States, Canada and from overseas depending on the season. A major broker, with field inspectors, purchases product from both California and Florida on a daily basis and arranges for the shipment to the warehouse in Maine. A buyer in the Boston produce market supplements these shipments to assure the freshest product is always available. The top selling category is bananas. Product is ripened at Yell-O-Glow Corporation in Chelsea, Mass. to guarantee the right color and proper maturity. The department also provides a full line of associated products such as refrigerated dressings, dips and nuts, plus assistance with sourcing supplies and display fixtures.

Comprised of a dedicated counseling staff, Associated GrocerÂâ€Ã¢„¢s Retail Development Department offers a wide range of expertise in all areas of the retail grocery business. Sharing in the retailer's goal, this Department's objective is to assist in the growth of retail operations to ensure their viability and future success. Associated Grocers Counselors conduct regular store visits and provide retailers with regular sales reports. Representatives have full knowledge of all in-house programs and are eager to assist and offer innovative ideas to enhance day-to-day operations. Associated Grocers Counselors are prepared to offer guidance and training in all aspects of the grocery business.

Associated Grocers and team of over two hundred employees is committed to providing retailers with the best possible service. The company employees are dedicated, knowledgeable, and are able to serve retailer needs. The vision of mission of Associated Grocers is to support the operations and enhance the success and profitability of the independent retailer.