URM’s core business is the purchasing, warehousing and delivery of merchandise inventory. URM operates on a cooperative basis, which means that all of its net earnings on business done with or for its member-owners through its Patronage Departments are allocated and paid back to its member-owners in the form of patronage dividends.
Over the years, several additions have been made to URM’s core business. In the 1950, URM started operating a group of small regional distribution centers called Cash & Carry’s, which provide small stores, restaurants and similar business operations with a full selection of grocery, Foodservice, frozen foods and perishable products. Since that time we have added five more stores, with our sixth store opening in the Spokane Valley in 2000. We now proudly serve through our Cash & Carry stores, Spokane, Lewiston (1968), Kennewick (1981), Yakima (1982), and Wenatchee (1991).