Associated Food Stores announces goal to source and provide exclusively cage-free eggs by 2025

Utah-based grocery wholesaler plans to make transition by 2025

Salt Lake City, UT, 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Associated Food Stores recently announced a goal to source and provide exclusively cage-free eggs. The Utah-based grocery wholesaler is working with suppliers to transition its egg selection to cage-free by 2025. The transition will be completed in stages to ensure there isn’t a disruption in egg supply at the stores.

“As a company, we believe the most humane living conditions for hens is a cage-free environment,” said Jason Sokol, marketing director for Associated Food Stores. “We are dedicated to working with responsible suppliers and currently offer cage-free eggs to all stores we supply.”

Associated Food Stores has heightened the focus with egg suppliers over the last several months to specifically address the goal of going cage-free. Similar to Kroger, Walmart, Safeway and many other grocery wholesalers and retailers, Associated Food Stores is working with suppliers toward a goal of converting all egg sales to be 100 percent cage-free by 2025. Timeline may vary based on availability and consumer demand.


About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores serves more than 400 independent retailers across Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Arizona and Oregon. Based in Salt Lake City, UT, Associated Food Stores is committed to the success of local retailers and provides groceries, warehouse facilitates and other services to retailers. To learn more about Associated Food Stores or to find a retailer near you, visit


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Associated Food Stores: more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay

Contactless Pay Option Available at Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s, Fresh Market and other local grocery stores

Salt Lake City, Utah2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Few shoppers leave home without their cell phone. Now their favorite device can help them pay for their groceries. Macey’s, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s and Fresh Market, along with more than 200 independent and locally owned grocers now accept Android Pay—a simple way to pay in stores with your mobile device.

To use Android Pay, shoppers can download Android Pay in the Play store and add their preferred credit and debit cards. Users can make purchases by unlocking their phones and holding it near the contactless terminal. Android Pay works even if the app isn’t open.  To keep card information secure, payment information is encrypted and constantly monitored for fraud. Instead, Android Pay uses a virtual account number for transactions and does not share the actual 16-digit card number with merchants or store it on the device.

“We want to make grocery shopping as easy as possible for our guests. That includes offering a variety of options when it comes to payment, from traditional choices like cash and cards, to mobile payments,” said Jason Sokol, Director of Marketing for Associated Food Stores.

Android Pay is also available at multiple participating Associated Food Stores retailers including Broulim’s, Blairs, Bowmans, Davis Food & Drug, Kent’s Marketplace, Lee’s MarketPlace and Stokes Market. For more information about Android Pay, visit


About Associated Food Stores
Associated Food Stores was established in 1940 when 34 independent retailers joined together to battle high supplier costs and competition from large chain stores. That fighting spirit has continued to help the grocery wholesaler grow over the last 75 years. With a focus on the little guy, AFS has changed the way independent retailers operate and allowed them to prosper and currently serves more than 500 retailers across the intermountain West. For more information about Associated Food Stores visit