Allen’s Foods tagged ‘Store of the Year’

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Allen's Foods in Bella Vista was chosen "Store of the Year" by its specialty and gourmet food supplier, Valu Merchandisers Co.

Valu Merchandisers is a subsidiary of Associated Wholesale Grocers based in Kansas City.

Store Manager, Steve Morrow said this is first time Allen's has received the honor from this long-term supplier of 2,100 grocers in 22 states.

"We were notified of the honor at an awards banquet in Kansas City a few month back and the trophy was delivered today (Oct. 12.)," Morrow said.

About a year ago, Allen's Foods expanded its line of organic and glutten-free foods because of customer demand.

Hundreds of  these niche products help smaller grocers compete in a fiercely competitive, yet low margin grocery market.

Morrow said Valu Merchandisers has been supplying Allen's with gourmet cheese and other specialty items since the store opened nearly 13 years ago