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Bob Pickerill Retires From AWG-KC

Bob Pickerill is retiring from his position of SVP, division manager of Associated Wholesale Grocers' (AWG) Kansas City facility, effective at the end of 2016. He first joined AWG in 1997 in the Springfield, Mo., division.

David Gates will succeed Pickerill on January 1, 2017. Gates joined the Kansas City, Kan.-based cooperative wholesaler in 1990 and has worked in several capacities throughout his career at AWG, most recently serving as VP sales and merchandising for the Memphis-based Southaven division.

AWG is a retailer-owned cooperative supplying members through an extensive distribution network that includes 11 distribution centers serving 3,800 retail locations in more than 30 states. This marked the company’s 90th anniversary.

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