Associated Supermarket Group, LLC (ASG) serves independently owned supermarkets in the New York Tri-State Area and other cities along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. We provide store financing and utilize our relationships with suppliers and vendors as well as our collective buying power to provide efficient procurement, distribution, marketing, merchandising, advertising, promotion and other retail solutions. Our supermarket banners include Associated, Compare, Met, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market, Pioneer and other independently named stores.
Formally known as Associated Food Stores, L.L.C., ASG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Associated Foods Holdings, LLC, a successor to Associated Food Stores, Inc., which was founded in 1954. ASG serves the largest group of independently owned and operated supermarkets based in the New York metropolitan area. In January of 2014, ASG added the Met Food, Met Fresh, Metropolitan City Market and Pioneer banners to its portfolio of supermarket banners. Both Met and Pioneer are recognized brands that have served the New York City marketplace for many years.