BUILDING A FUTURE

SALT LAKE CITY -- Associated Food Stores here is trying to build passion in the independent retailers it serves.

Through its fledgling Retail Leadership Institute, AFS is seeking to instill in second- and third-generation food retailers the same kind of drive first-generation operators have so they are motivated to take over their family businesses.

"Too often that second and third generation lacks the passion an independent grocer needs," Alan Farrell, vice

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