Associated Grocers of the South was founded in 1927 by 13 local grocery store owners Birmingham, Alabama, led by Larry Grimes, who choose to establish a retailers' cooperative to compete against the emerging chain stores. The organization has expaned from 2,500 square foot of public warehouse to now having over 455,613 square feet. The company serves 300 independent grocers in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida. It distributes the Shurfine brand private label and is a member-owner of Topco Associates, LLC. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... A shop that sells food, either a Supermarket or a much smaller place. ... Birmingham is the largest city in the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Jefferson County. ... A retailers cooperative or consumer cooperative is a business entity which employs economies of scale on behalf of its members to get discounts from manufacturers and to pool marketing. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 30th 52,423 miÂ²/135,775 kmÂ² 190 mi/306 km 330 mi/531 km 3. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Official languages English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Area - Total - % water Ranked 36th 109,247 kmÂ² 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170,451 kmÂ² 260 km 800 km 17. ...
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