Asheville, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2019 – Associated Wholesale Grocers, Oklahoma City, was recognized with the No. 2 Sales Volume Retail Distributor award by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. The award was presented at the brand’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 23-25, in Asheville, N.C. Brand partners at the conference, including meat processors, distributors, chefs, retailers and cattle ranchers, explored merchandising and marketing solutions to satisfy growing consumer demand for great-tasting beef.

Associated Wholesale Grocers is an expert at delivering the top-quality beef to independent retail stores, namely in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas. The team’s attention to detail helped customers expand their success with multiple items, including the brand’s ground beef, round cuts and grilling steaks. Training at the Certified Angus Beef ® Culinary Center also assisted the team in guiding customer success.

About the Certified Angus Beef ® brand

World renowned for its exceptional quality and generous marbling, the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the original brand of premium beef. It was created over 40 years ago, in 1978, and is still owned today by family ranchers who are determined to bring the best Angus beef to the table through a gate-to-plate network that also includes meat companies, retailers and chefs. Ten exacting standards ensure the beef’s superior taste and tenderness in every bite. For more information, visit or follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.