American Sales Company is an affiliate of Ahold USA and began its purchasing and distribution services in 1994. The company was then housed in a 200,000 square foot warehouse. In 2001, ASC expanded into its current state-of-the-art distribution center. The new facility is nearly three times the size of its original home and is located at the intersection of Walden and Pavement Roads in Lancaster, New York. ASC has quickly grown to become one of the largest distributors of health and beauty care items, seasonal items, and general merchandise in the United States, shipping about four million units per week.
Advances at the ASC distribution center have established the company as an industry leader in effectively satisfying customer needs. Integrated technologies have allowed ASC to advance beyond the industry standard of simply shipping products in “case lots.” Customers are able to order exact quantities, even in unconventional amounts, and ASC can facilitate those specific requests with ease. An ever-increasing inventory of better than 23,000 different items means ASC stocks both the latest products as well as familiar brands that remain in great demand. To handle the sheer volume of goods, Seasonal merchandise is shipped out of a satellite facility located on Scrivner Drive in Cheektowaga.
Implementing the company's innovative approach to product distribution requires a well-trained and highly motivated workforce. It is our dedicated, highly productive people who are able to make this unique, high-volume distribution center so valuable and successful. ASC employs nearly six hundred associates in a variety of positions, including order selectors, overnight replenishment, and cycle counters
Ahold USA Operating Companies
American Sales Company receives orders from roughly 750 grocery stores throughout the northeastern United States. All of ASC's customers are part of the Ahold USA family.
The list of customers includes:
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
Giant of Maryland LLC
Giant Food Stores LLC
Ahold USA is a division of Royal Ahold, a multi-faceted international company that is based in the Netherlands. They are involved in the manufacturing and retailing of food and other consumer goods in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
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