Associated Food Stores, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a cooperatively owned wholesale distributor that supplies products to more than 600 independently owned supermarkets. It provides various services, such as real estate analysis, market research, store design and decoration, logistics delivery analysis, retail counseling and price structuring. The company also offers buying and category management, retail marketing and advertising, space management and store insurance services. It has a professional staff of more than 1,400 employees and provides shipping services for over 750 truckloads of groceries each week. Associated Food Stores has been operational for more than 60 years and maintains a location in Pocatello, Idaho.