This is a list of questions potential suppliers ask us. For more specific questions, please get in touch with your Buyer.
How many stores do you have?
Grocery Outlet has more than 230 stores on the West Coast and Pennsylvania with annual sales in excess of $1.5B.
How does Grocery Outlet help suppliers?
We provide a safety net and cost recovery for excess inventories, close-dated products, package changes and discontinued products.
What suppliers do you currently partner with?
Some of our top suppliers are Kellogg’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Oscar Mayer, Conagra, Hillshire, Campbell’s Soup, J.M. Smucker’s, Kraft, Mars Chocolate, Mondelez, Stouffer’s, Hormel, Del Monte, Schwan’s, Quaker Oats, Nestle, Heinz, Hain, and Unilever.
What categories and products do you sell?
Grocery, Deli and Dairy, Frozen, Produce, Fresh Meat, Wine and Beer, General Merchandise and Health and Personal Care products.
Who are your customers?
From a demographic perspective, Grocery Outlet customers are generally reflective of the grocery shopping population. What makes them different is their shared attitude about shopping. They are bargains shoppers and they LOVE a deal. They shop often and do not like to pay full retail.
How do you decide what products to carry? Is there a formal new product authorization process and how long does that take?
We are very fast to respond to product offers. We can make an offer on your product within hours and have a PO written just as quickly. We pride ourselves on our speed and flexibility so we don’t have a lengthy, tedious process.
How will my products be merchandised?
We’re a limited assortment grocery store that merchandises and displays products similarly to a traditional grocery store. Our outlet stores are clean, bright and professionally operated by local Owner/Operators who care for your products under strict product handling guidelines. Click here to see some pictures of product displays >>
Can you handle date sensitive products and how close to expiration date will you receive product?
Our systems are designed to handle date sensitive products and our Owner/Operators are experts at keeping product fresh and moving.
Is there a minimum quantity that you will receive?
No quantity is too small or big.
Do you pick up or are products delivered?
We prefer delivery of goods, but we can be flexible depending on geography.
What are your payment terms?
Typically our payment terms are Net-30, however, we can offer faster payment terms when necessary.