Key food stores co-operative is a friend to independent new york grocers. the co-op provides retail support and other services to 100-plus independently owned food retailers in the new york city area. key food's member-owners run stores mainly in brooklyn and queens, but also in the other boroughs and surrounding counties. it operates stores primarily under the key food banner, but it also has key food marketplace locations that feature expanded meat, deli, and produce departments. in addition, the co-op supplies key foods-branded products to member stores. among its members are pick quick foods, dan's supreme super markets, gemstone supermarkets, and queens supermarkets. key foods was founded in 1937.