history

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For nearly a century the Cooperative has been owned and operated for the sole benefit of independent retail grocers.

Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative was founded in 1922 by a group of retailers who had the vision to understand that buying cooperatively created increased value and strength.

Operating out of a 380,000 square foot distribution center in Olean, New York, the Cooperative currently services retail Members and a large number of non-Member retailers in Western and Central New York, Western Pennsylvania and Northeastern Ohio.

The Cooperative is solely owned by independently owned family businesses.