Grocery Outlet - Produce and meats
Grocery Outlet is a grocery retailer that operates in California, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and Washington. The retailer offers products in bulk and packaged meats. There is a frozen food section with items like Tostino's Pizza Rolls. There is a beverage section that offers coffee in beans and grounds, a selection of teas and juices. Dairy selections include shredded cheeses, milk and yogurt. There is a canned food section that offers beans, vegetables and soups. Snack foods like peanut butter, chips and cookies are sold in the snack food section. A bakery section offers sliced sandwich bread. A considerable wine selection is offered, along with notes about flavor profiles and suggested pairings. You can also find a variety of health and beauty products, including cosmetics and over-the-counter medicines. Produce is often sold by the pound and varies by season. The inventory available changes often because the retailer stocks its shelves by purchasing overstock or surplus items from various manufacturers.
Grocery Outlet - Surplus for savings
Grocery Outlet is headquartered in Berkeley, California and offers overstocked or surplus products from brand name manufacturers for discount prices. The company is privately held and employs over 450 people across approximately 170 locations in Arizona, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, California and Nevada. The retailer was founded in 1946 by Jim Read in San Francisco, California. The company was originally named Cannery Sales, named for its government surplus canned food items. The brand, in its current form, emerged with the first supplier agreement the company reached with Del Monte, as exclusive purveyors of their overstock items. Deli sections were added to stores as of 1984, and fresh produce became a feature in 1999. Products offered are discounted up to 50% from the manufacturer suggested retail price.