Largest U.S. Grocery Cooperatives

RANK COMPANY HEADQUARTERS 2008 REVENUES % CHANGE VS. 2007 PRESIDENT/CEO 1. Topco Associates SKOKIE, ILL. $9.93B +12.2% Steven K. Lauer 2. Wakefern Food Corp. KEASBEY, N.J. $8.40B +7.0% Dean Janeway 3. Associated Wholesale Grocers KANSAS CITY, KAN. $6.85B +19.6% Jerry Garland 4. Unified Grocers COMMERCE, CALIF. $4.11B +31.0% Alfred A. Plamann 5. Associated Wholesalers Inc. ROBESONIA, PA. $2.50B +1.8%

RANK COMPANY HEADQUARTERS 2008 REVENUES % CHANGE VS. 2007 PRESIDENT/CEO
1. Topco Associates SKOKIE, ILL. $9.93B +12.2% Steven K. Lauer
2. Wakefern Food Corp. KEASBEY, N.J. $8.40B +7.0% Dean Janeway
3. Associated Wholesale Grocers KANSAS CITY, KAN. $6.85B +19.6% Jerry Garland
4. Unified Grocers COMMERCE, CALIF. $4.11B +31.0% Alfred A. Plamann
5. Associated Wholesalers Inc. ROBESONIA, PA. $2.50B +1.8% J. Chris Michael
6. Associated Food Stores SALT LAKE CITY $1.63B +6.7% Rich Parkinson
7. Central Grocers Cooperative FRANKLIN PARK, ILL. $1.43B +19.1% James Denges
8. Affiliated Foods AMARILLO, TEXAS $1.16B -1.0% George Lankford
9. Affiliated Foods Midwest NORFOLK, NEB. $1.15B +4.1% Martin Arter
10. URM Stores SPOKANE, WASH, $933M +8.5% Dean Sonnenberg
11. Associated Grocers BATON ROUGE, LA. $803M +11.8% J.H. Campbell Jr.
12. Piggly Wiggly Alabama BESSEMER, ALA. $796M +4.1% Dennis T. Stewart
13. Western Family Holding Co. PORTLAND, ORE. $711M +7.2% Ronald King
14. Associated Grocers of Florida POMPANO BEACH $603M +4.7% Calvin J. Miller
Topco Associates, Wakefern Food Corp., Associated Wholesale Grocers and Unified Grocers all were cited among the Top 10 on the 2009 NCB Co-op 100 list of the largest cooperatives in the country, which was released last month. NCB cited agricultural cooperative CHS of St. Paul, Minn., as the No. 1 co-op overall, with 2008 revenues of $32.2 billion.
SOURCE: NCB (formerly National Cooperative Bank) Co-op 100 list of the largest cooperatives in the country