Category: Operator interviews
Merchandising is a strong tool in learning how to set up a grocery store – one where Grocery Outlet allows full creative freedom If there’s one thing Jeff and Erin McNeil know well, it is how to set up a grocery store. The independent operators
Interested in opening a grocery store? Bill and Amy Clisham share why they enjoy being Grocery Outlet independent operators Bill and Amy Clisham might be new to Grocery Outlet but Bill, as Amy says, is an “old pro” at grocery retail. Bill worked at Yoder’s
Grocery Outlet’s family-first focus allows independent operators personal flexibility and helps them retain loyal staff. It is difficult to overstate the positive role that Grocery Outlet has played in the grocery industry and the lives of its independent operators. Shawndra Salma, for example, was just
Efficient three-pronged approach to Grocery Outlet independent operator training helps to refresh skills and learn new ones. Grocery Outlet’s corporate culture encourages a pay-it-forward approach to business where independent operators train future recruits by hiring them into their stores.
Scott Wiggins loved the Grocery Outlet independent operator model so much, he convinced his brother Patric to sign on. The family-oriented business also welcomed husband-wife teams to work together as independent operators.
Two independent operators’ examples illustrate how to run a successful Grocery Outlet business in downtown locations. While the suburbs work well as locations for Grocery Outlet, urban areas and city downtown locations offer surprising advantages that many independent operators would be well-advised to take a look at.
A flexible approach to management and operations means Grocery Outlet independent operators have more time for family. Before they were married, Aaron and Alix Crocker already had a glimpse of what life would be like if there were to jointly become independent operators of a Grocery Outlet store.