S. Abraham and Sons, Inc. was founded in 1927 by the late Sleyman Abraham as a family owned business. The Abraham family lived in the apartment above the store allowing Sleyman Abraham to have a higher level of awareness and commitment that would assure SAS’s success. Sleyman Abraham passed the business on to his three sons, Abe, Jim, and Wade, hence the “Sons” in the company name. The original three sons have passed the company on to their sons – Alan and Jerry Abraham.
Today, SAS, a division of Imperial Trading Company, is the leading distributor in the Midwest with a complete service program for the convenience store business. It also actively services drug stores, grocery stores, school and university stores and other alternative convenience retail destinations. SAS employs over 500 people, and has distribution centers in Grand Rapids, MI and Indianapolis, IN.
Food Distributor Keeps Rolling for 90 years – Grand Rapids Business Journal, February 2017
Alan Abraham, Wayne Baquet, Jerry Abraham
Delivering Awesome Customer Service Since 1927
1927 – 1975: South Division, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1975 – 1993: Roger B. Chafee Blvd, Wyoming, Michigan