Grocery Outlet Plans for 25-Store Expansion throughout the Western U.S. and Pennsylvania
EMERYVILLE, CA - Starting 2018 in a big way is Grocery Outlet. The retail chain is welcoming 25 new stores to its family of 270 privately-owned supermarkets. The new branches of the family-managed company will be opened throughout the U.S.’s Western states and in Pennsylvania.
"Each one of our stores is independently owned and operated locally in that market," said Vice President of Marketing, Layla Kasha, according to Forbes. "We’re not another big company that’s just stomping out a bunch of stores. We are really a partner in the community on every level."
The industry-known "extreme value" retailer, which sticks to the 20,000-foot-range and has stores about half the size of most retailers, is adding its 25 new stores throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. The company seems to be zeroing in on the Southern California region, Forbes said, with over a dozen new stores slated for the relatively-new-to-Grocery-Outlet Los Angeles-area.
The business plan behind Grocery Outlet allows entrepreneurial spirits to tap into the grocery business, as it trains and preps them for their independently-operated store. Further, these new operators don’t have to invest in a new store, refurbish a retail location that is already in existence, or worry about purchasing inventory.
According to Forbes, the chain’s sales shot from $500 million in 2001 to $2 billion in 2016.
How will the addition of these new stores assist in the company’s continued and exponential growth? AndNowUKnow will continue to keep you in-the-loop with the latest.