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Associated Wholesale Grocers
Data Breach Class Action Lawsuit

May 1, 2024 -- Attention: victims of the Associated Wholesale Grocers data breach.

Abington Cole + Ellery is investigating the data breach recently announced by Associated Wholesale Grocers.

Associated Wholesale Grocers data breach summary:

In early October 2023, Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) encountered an issue where certain computer systems within its network became inaccessible. In response, AWG claims to have swiftly initiated a data breach investigation, enlisting the expertise of cyber incident response specialists. The investigation aimed to understand the extent of the breach and restore the affected systems to full functionality. The data breach investigation revealed that unauthorized access had occurred between October 6 and October 7, 2023, during which certain files and folders were accessed or taken without permission.

Following this discovery, AWG has states it began a thorough review to determine what sensitive information was compromised and identify the individuals potentially affected by the data breach. The company then obtained accurate contact information for these individuals. AWG also reported the incident to federal law enforcement and relevant regulatory bodies. Additionally, the company is reevaluating its policies, procedures, and processes to mitigate the chances of a similar data breach occurring in the future.

As a result of the data breach, Associated Wholesale Grocers is offering 12 months of free credit monitoring and/or identity theft protection services to affected individuals.

Approximately 26,500 individuals were affected by the Associated Wholesale Grocers data breach.

Breached data may include, but is not necessarily limited to: names, Social Security numbers, and dates of birth.

Additional information about the Associated Wholesale Grocers data breach may be found here: Associated Wholesale Grocers Data Breach Notification.

About Associated Wholesale Grocers:

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a grocery wholesaler based in Kansas City, Missouri. Established in 1924, it has grown into a cooperative serving independently owned supermarkets in 31 states. AWG's primary focus is on providing grocery retailers with a variety of products, ranging from fresh produce and meats to household goods and health products, ensuring that stores have consistent supply.

AWG operates several distribution centers across the United States, streamlining logistics and supporting the success of its member stores. The company has developed an infrastructure to deliver goods efficiently and cost-effectively, contributing to the longevity and stability of its partners. Additionally, AWG provides marketing services, technology support, and training programs, helping stores adapt to changing consumer needs and industry trends.

The cooperative model at the core of AWG's business structure fosters a close relationship between the wholesaler and its members. This model encourages collaboration, enabling independent supermarkets to remain competitive by leveraging AWG's resources and network. AWG's mission is to ensure the sustained growth of its member stores by offering comprehensive support and access to a wide range of products.

The Associated Wholesale Grocers Website may have additional information about or provide periodic updates regarding the data breach.

For more information about steps you can take to possibly reduce the chances harm arising from a data breach, please review the following article: What are some steps you can take if you've been the victim of a data breach?

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