DI GIORGIO, AWI SAID TO MERGE

CARTERET, N.J. - Regional independent wholesalers Di Giorgio Corp. here and Associated Wholesalers Inc., Robesonia, Pa., have agreed to merge, sources told SN last week.Di Giorgio is the parent of White Rose Foods, which serves independent customers and cooperatives in greater New York and Philadelphia. AWI is a cooperative with independent retailer members in several Northeastern states. Each company

CARTERET, N.J. - Regional independent wholesalers Di Giorgio Corp. here and Associated Wholesalers Inc., Robesonia, Pa., have agreed to merge, sources told SN last week.

Di Giorgio is the parent of White Rose Foods, which serves independent customers and cooperatives in greater New York and Philadelphia. AWI is a cooperative with independent retailer members in several Northeastern states. Each company posted around $1.2 billion in annual sales in 2005, ranking alongside one another a

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