Naperville, Illinois—KeHE Distributors is the new primary distributor partner of Allegiance Retail Services (ARS), according to a press release.
ARS provides independent supermarkets with personalized retail services to enhance their success and has focused its efforts on natural, organic and specialty businesses. The cooperative serves more than 100 stores and 28 members in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
“We are confident KeHE can serve Allegiance Retail Service members with excellent service, value and industry expertise,” said Jennifer Mihajlov, Vice President of Independent Sales Northeast, Southwest East and Midwest at KeHE. “We are like-minded companies that share a commitment to maximizing the success of the independent grocer with highly targeted assortment, scalable marketing and merchandising expertise while maintaining individual banner identity.”
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This new partnership will offer ARS members an expanded product portfolio at a reduced cost. Not only will ARS be able to partner with vendors that are entirely focused on offerings that are better for you, but KeHE can also offer proactive, data-driven support.
“We are thrilled to continue this partnership with KeHE Distributors,” said Mike Conese, vice president of Center Store for Allegiance Retail Services. “Allegiance Retail Services chose to work with the leading distributor of natural, organic, specialty and fresh products, due to their in-depth understanding of this business segment, in-depth knowledge of independent retail stores and analytical expertise. trends, which we believe will help better serve our members.