Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is one of the largest extreme-value grocery retailers in the United States. We provide name-brand grocery items at up to 60% off conventional grocery store retail prices, with almost $2 billion in annual gross sales. We offer a unique business opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs, skilled grocery, retail, and food service veterans to operate a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market independently under a license from us and be part of the respected Grocery Outlet brand.
Why Grocery Outlet?
There is an unprecedented increase in demand by consumers for discounted products, and Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is widely recognized as a great brand.
We make a considerable investment into each independent operator, providing them with the potential to earn significantly more than a typical store manager at a grocery chain, while sparing them from the millions of investment dollars it would take to build or refurbish a retail location and purchase inventory for their own store.
Independent operators manage their own team of employees to operate the store, select the consigned merchandise from our inventory guides, and sell the consigned merchandise to their customers. We build out the stores and continuously stock them with fresh inventory on consignment that each operator has the opportunity to select. They hire, train, and lead their team, doing what they do best, and then we share the profits according to our commission structure.
Grocery Outlet looks for aspiring entrepreneurs who love what they do. People with experience working in grocery and big-box retail stores, that know what it means to build teams and be leaders.
We require an independent operator to have five years of retail management experience, as well as proven marketing and community skills, merchandising skills, hiring, teaching and coaching skills, and financial and business skills, and meet additional financial and background qualifications.
Training And Support
We offer classes that bring aspiring independent operators inside our unique network.
When independent operators complete training and are getting started in their store, they are assigned an experienced Transition Coach to help them implement what they have learned in Aspiring Operators in Training (AOT) classes in order to set up great systems and processes.Testimonials
“The transition wasn’t easy. It required a lot of hard work and sacrifice while they invested in marketing and advertising. The couple ran commercials throughout the area to bring exposure to their store. But their hard work and sacrifice paid off.”
In 2015, Jason and Kathy Olson entered their eighth year as independent operators. Previously, Jason was a store manager for a Haggen Northwest Fresh grocery store in Bellingham, Washington. They currently operate a store in Pleasant Hill, California.