Associated Grocers of New England, Inc., was organized in
February 1946 by an enterprising group of 18 Independent
Retailers who resolved to form a company with greater
purchasing power than they could realize individually.
It first operated as New Hampshire Wholesale Grocers in
an 18,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Concord, New
Hampshire. From the start, these retailers recognized
an opportunity to build upon their own mutual strength.
It wasn't long until they changed the operating structure
of the company to form a purchasing and distribution cooperative
known as Associated Grocers of New England, Inc.
In 2006, the current, state–of–the–art, 380,000–square–foot Distribution
Center – constructed
on 74 acres in Pembroke, New Hampshire – became AG New
England's home. The design of this new facility effectively
doubled the capacity to expand and enhance product offerings.
The property allows for future building expansion to upwards
of 650,000 square feet.
This impressive facility offers retailers an expansive
variety of products as well as retail support services
such as advertising, marketing, merchandising, store design, equipment, bookkeeping
and retail systems. A dedicated team of 300–plus employees
services over 600 independent retailers in the six-state New England
region and Upstate New York/Albany area.
President & Chief Executive Officer