Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)

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About Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG)

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies and over 3,000 locations throughout 28 states from 8 full-line wholesale divisions. The consolidated sales for AWG are approximately $9.7 billion. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, print and digital marketing services, and health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical products.

History of AWG

Associated Wholesale Grocers is one of the largest grocery wholesalers in the United States and the nation’s oldest grocery cooperative. Founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1926, AWG has enjoyed almost 100 years of growth and success.

AWG Membership

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If you are currently considering AWG as your supplier, or if you are thinking about owning your first store, Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. (AWG) offers a total program that can accommodate your needs.

When joining AWG, you become part of one of the most successful wholesalers in the country. AWG is the largest retailer-owned grocery co-op in the United States, currently serving over 3,800 member stores from 10 distribution centers.

As a retailer-owned cooperative, AWG provides members with the lowest cost of goods every day and also returns all profits back to their members.

Benefits of Partnership

The partnership between Associated Wholesale Grocers and TimeForge benefits grocers by providing them with valuable resources for managing labor. As part of this partnership, we are able to provide AWG Members with exclusive discounts on our software.

Here are some of the great things AWG Members are saying about us:

“We are in the customer service business, and what I like most about TimeForge is their dedication to making us a priority as a customer. They are a fantastic partner in our quest to reduce labor costs throughout the company. They tailor their systems to help us achieve our goals. The above-store dashboard is excellent for a snapshot view of our current labor goals across all locations. The manager and employee app are very valuable for seeing sales and labor in real-time.

Employees also love that their schedule is now available in the palm of their hand on their mobile device. With TimeForge, they can request time off with manager approval and even swap shifts from the app. This has cut no-shows and tardiness by about 25%. The biometric time clocks have been very beneficial for holding everyone accountable and getting them clocked in quickly. TimeForge has brought our labor tracking into modern times.

– Aaron Floersch, Operations, Ray’s Apple Market

TimeForge has halved the amount of time I spend entering employee data each week. The software is simple to use and easy to learn. I also really like that I can reach out to support and quickly get answers to any questions I might have. With other systems, it can take a while for help to come along. For example, with [the major HR competitor we were using], it would take days to hear back. TimeForge responds within minutes and is there to help you.

– Meghan Johnson, HR/Payroll, Docs Food Stores

We have saved approximately $8,320 per year on scheduling. Before TimeForge, it would take 6 to 8 hours each week to make employee schedules. We have cut that number down to less than 2 hours. With sales forecasting, we are able to prevent overstaffing and assist customers more promptly by having enough employees on hand for check out, carry out, and restocking. We can also see up-to-date sales in 15-minute increments, which allows us to reallocate labor as needed across departments. Our employees are happier too. They now have the ability to view their schedules, request time off, and swap shifts online. No more paper schedules and post-it notes!”

– Jenny Stull, Special Project Coordinator, Big “G” Foods

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