Category: Operator interviews

Grocery Outlet independent operators leverage merchandising to success in greater Seattle

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

Grocery Outlet independent operator banks on 35 years of experience

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 Values Work-Life Balance for Operators and Staff Alike

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

How Grocery Outlet independent operator training works

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.

Why two brothers embarked on career as Grocery Outlet independent operators

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.

Why Grocery Outlet Works in Urban Areas

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.

Why Grocery Outlet Is a Great Business Opportunity For Couples

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.

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