ASSOCIATED WHOLESALE GROCERS TOPS $3 BILLION IN VOLUME IN '96

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers here topped the $3 billion sales mark in 1996 -- the first time in its 70-year history. f the $3.096 billion total sales, or 2.39% of qualifying sales, was returned in member patronage.The company said fiscal 1996, which ended Dec. 26, also saw completion of a $20 million expansion of its Kansas City warehouse freezer.The freezer, which now measures

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Associated Wholesale Grocers here topped the $3 billion sales mark in 1996 -- the first time in its 70-year history.

f the $3.096 billion total sales, or 2.39% of qualifying sales, was returned in member patronage.

The company said fiscal 1996, which ended Dec. 26, also saw completion of a $20 million expansion of its Kansas City warehouse freezer.

The freezer, which now measures 150,000 square feet, brings AWG's distribution center up to approxi

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