AWG to Pursue IGA Business in Southwest

Associated Wholesale Grocers said yesterday it is partnering with IGA to find new IGA customers in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana — areas that were once IGA strongholds before Fleming Cos. went out of business in 2003.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Associated Wholesale Grocers here said yesterday it is partnering with IGA to find new IGA customers in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana — areas that were once IGA strongholds before Fleming Cos. went out of business in 2003. IGA said it has 14 retail customers in Texas that are supplied by a non-affiliated wholesaler. But with AWG’s acquisition seven weeks ago of a 1.1 million-square-foot former Albertsons facility in Fort Worth, Texas, the wholesaler said it expects to begi

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