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Foodboro's Directory of Food & Beverage Retailers

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Foodboro's Directory of Food & Beverage Retailers

Erewhon Market

5 stores - Southern California

Erewhon Market is an independent grocer that prides itself on giving smaller brands a chance. 

Website: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/vendor-portal/

Farmhouse Market

1 store - New Prague, MN

Farmhouse Market is a small, curated market sourcing local foods only, with an optional membership model.

Website: https://farmhousemarketnp.com/

Contact: farmhousemarketnp@gmail.com

Roche Bros Brothers-Marketplace

4 stores- MA

Brothers-Marketplace is a steadily expanding grocer committed to showcasing local goods.

Website: https://brothers-marketplace.com/

Contact: Arthur Ackles aackles@rochebros.com

Wegmans 

101 stores - NY, PA, NJ, VA, NC, MD, MA, 

Wegmans has a loyal customer base but can be difficult to break into as a supplier because of their strong private label program. 

Website: https://www.wegmans.com/

Contact: Wegmans requests that you mail information about your product and your marketing plan, ATTN to the appropriate department, i.e. grocery, dairy, produce, health and beauty care. Address is 500 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14603

The Fresh Market

159 stores- Northeast, Southeast

The Fresh Market named USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Supermarket in America” for 2021.

Website: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/rangeme

Market Basket- Tewksbury, MA

86 stores- New England

Market Basket is an established grocer with a concentrated presence in the New England area.

Website: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/

Contact: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/about-us/contact-us

Whole Foods- Austin TX

500 - National

Whole Foods earned a reputation as a large promoter, incubator and seller of emerging food and beverage brands. However, after the Amazon purchase, many makers have reported a disruption in the relationship and that Amazon no longer prioritized local suppliers. A few years after the sale, it’s not clear whether or not Whole Foods has been able to reconstitute their standing with makers. 

Website: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/information-potential-suppliers

Kelly Landrieu, Global Coordinator for Local Brands: Instagram | Linkedin

Chris Manca, Principle Forager - Whole Foods Market, Northeast Region: Linkedin

Rouse Market- Louisiana

76 stores - LA, MS, AL

Rouse Market has a strong presence in Louisiana and is eager to work with emerging makers and start-ups. 

Website: https://www.rouses.com/

Contact: https://www.rouses.com/become-local-vendor/

Precycle

1-store - Brooklyn, NY

Precycle sells only bulk foods and does not permit packaging on the products they sell, which is likely cost-saving (and environmentally-friendly), but you may want to ask how your branding will be displayed and your product distinguished. Customers can bring their own containers or purchase reusable containers. 

Website: https://www.precyclenyc.com/

Contact: https://www.precyclenyc.com/contact

 

Kroger

3010 stores - national

Kroger Co. has been busy supporting small food and beverage businesses. In 2018, they funded and helped launch PearlRock Partners, a platform to make early-stage investments and support the growth of emerging consumer brands. In 2019, they launched 8451, a data intelligence subsidiary that offers analytics-based solutions to Krogers, small CPG companies and affiliated makers. And then there’s Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation, launched in 2018 to improve food security and reduce waste. They’ve been busy! 

Contact: https://www.thekrogerco.com/vendors-suppliers/become-a-supplier/ 

New Supplier Checklist

PearlRock Partners 

8451

Zero Waste Fund

 

Kowalski’s Market

11 stores - MN

Kowalski is a civic business and is an active participant in the local community and government and has a social-responsibility mission that includes strongly supporting local businesses. 

Website: https://www.kowalskis.com/

https://www.kowalskis.com/our-people/local-partners-contact-form

Sprouts Farmers Market- Phoenix, AZ

360+ stores - National

Sprouts Farmers Market is a sustainability-focused national chain. 

Website: https://www.sprouts.com/

Contact: https://about.sprouts.com/new-item-submission/

 

Central Market

10 stores - Texas

Opportunities for engagement from local suppliers in recipe making and cooking classes. 

​​https://centralmarket.com/

Contact: New product hotline: (512) 646-8417

 

Lunds & Byerlys

27 stores - Minnesota 

In addition to their two magazines, Real Food and Nourish,  Lunds and Byerlys has a FoodE program that includes demo cooking events and an online submission form for recipe questions. 

Contact: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/help/contact/

Recipes and Expertise: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/recipes/

 

Natural Grocers

162 stores - National

A health-focused store, Natural Grocers offers clear criteria for the food and beverage products they carry on their website.

Website: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/our-five-founding-principles 

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/naturalgrocers

 

HyVee

240+ stores - IL, IA, KS, MN, MS, NE, SD, WI 

An employee-owner grocer, HyVee playfully experiments with different formats in their stores, with a health-focused branch, an enhanced convenience store, and an organics only branch.   

Website: https://www.hy-vee.com/

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/hyvee

 

Fresh Thyme- Downers Grove, IL

48 stores - IL, WI, IA, MI, OH, MO, KY, MN, PA, 

Fresh Thyme prioritizes stocking hyper-local products. 

Website: https://www.freshthyme.com/

Contact: https://www.freshthyme.com/vendor-portal/

 

Publix- Lakeland, FL

1129 - FL, GA, AL, TN, SC, NC, and VA

Publix is employee-owned and is expanding their strong presence in Florida further in the south and into the mid-atlantic region. Publix has diversified into niche markets, including Aprons cooking schools, the health-focused GreenWise Market, the hispanic-foods stores Publix Sabor, and their in-store Pharmacy. 

Website: https://www.publix.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

 

GreenWise Market- Lakeland, FL

10 - FL, AL, and GA

GreenWise is the all natural branch of Publix, offering makers a concentrated niche market with the potential access to a larger market. 

Website: https://greenwisemarket.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

Harris Teeter

260 - DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA

Harris Teeter supports connecting products to their sources by highlighting farmers and makers. 

Website: https://www.harristeeter.com/

Contact: https://www.harristeeter.com/supplier-community

 

Heinin’s

23 - OH and IL

Heinin’s boasts of carrying more than 700 locally-made and locally-sourced items and regularly features these products on their website. 

Website: heinens.com

Contact: https://www.heinens.com/new-vendor-requests/

 

Walmart- Bentonville, AR

4,000 - national

Walmart welcomes new emerging brands and will launch new products in ten stores, offering a localized approach and a workable scale for small companies. 

Website: walmart.com

Contact: getstarted@walmart.com

 

Pharmaca- Boulder, CO

28 - CA, CO, OR, WA, NM, IL

A wellness store that carries special diet snacks, vegan jerky, chocolate, and cannabis infused beverages, and more.

Website: http://www.pharmaca.com

Contact: Mail samples, a catalog and your pricing sheet(s) to Pharmaca's home office:

Pharmaca Merchandising Dept.

4940 Pearl East Circle, Suite 301

Boulder, CO 80301

 

Bristol Farms- Carson, CA

14 stores - Southern California

Bristol Farms embraces local brands and prominently  features founders of products they carry on their website.

Website: bristolfarms.com

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/bristolfarms

Erewhon Market

5 stores - Southern California

Erewhon Market is an independent grocer that prides itself on giving smaller brands a chance. 

Website: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/vendor-portal/

Farmhouse Market

1 store - New Prague, MN

Farmhouse Market is a small, curated market sourcing local foods only, with an optional membership model.

Website: https://farmhousemarketnp.com/

Contact: farmhousemarketnp@gmail.com

Roche Bros Brothers-Marketplace

4 stores- MA

Brothers-Marketplace is a steadily expanding grocer committed to showcasing local goods.

Website: https://brothers-marketplace.com/

Contact: Arthur Ackles aackles@rochebros.com

Wegmans 

101 stores - NY, PA, NJ, VA, NC, MD, MA, 

Wegmans has a loyal customer base but can be difficult to break into as a supplier because of their strong private label program. 

Website: https://www.wegmans.com/

Contact: Wegmans requests that you mail information about your product and your marketing plan, ATTN to the appropriate department, i.e. grocery, dairy, produce, health and beauty care. Address is 500 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14603

The Fresh Market

159 stores- Northeast, Southeast

The Fresh Market named USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Supermarket in America” for 2021.

Website: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/rangeme

Market Basket- Tewksbury, MA

86 stores- New England

Market Basket is an established grocer with a concentrated presence in the New England area.

Website: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/

Contact: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/about-us/contact-us

Whole Foods- Austin TX

500 - National

Whole Foods earned a reputation as a large promoter, incubator and seller of emerging food and beverage brands. However, after the Amazon purchase, many makers have reported a disruption in the relationship and that Amazon no longer prioritized local suppliers. A few years after the sale, it’s not clear whether or not Whole Foods has been able to reconstitute their standing with makers. 

Website: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/information-potential-suppliers

Kelly Landrieu, Global Coordinator for Local Brands: Instagram | Linkedin

Chris Manca, Principle Forager - Whole Foods Market, Northeast Region: Linkedin

Rouse Market- Louisiana

76 stores - LA, MS, AL

Rouse Market has a strong presence in Louisiana and is eager to work with emerging makers and start-ups. 

Website: https://www.rouses.com/

Contact: https://www.rouses.com/become-local-vendor/

Precycle

1-store - Brooklyn, NY

Precycle sells only bulk foods and does not permit packaging on the products they sell, which is likely cost-saving (and environmentally-friendly), but you may want to ask how your branding will be displayed and your product distinguished. Customers can bring their own containers or purchase reusable containers. 

Website: https://www.precyclenyc.com/

Contact: https://www.precyclenyc.com/contact

 

Kroger

3010 stores - national

Kroger Co. has been busy supporting small food and beverage businesses. In 2018, they funded and helped launch PearlRock Partners, a platform to make early-stage investments and support the growth of emerging consumer brands. In 2019, they launched 8451, a data intelligence subsidiary that offers analytics-based solutions to Krogers, small CPG companies and affiliated makers. And then there’s Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation, launched in 2018 to improve food security and reduce waste. They’ve been busy! 

Contact: https://www.thekrogerco.com/vendors-suppliers/become-a-supplier/ 

New Supplier Checklist

PearlRock Partners 

8451

Zero Waste Fund

 

Kowalski’s Market

11 stores - MN

Kowalski is a civic business and is an active participant in the local community and government and has a social-responsibility mission that includes strongly supporting local businesses. 

Website: https://www.kowalskis.com/

https://www.kowalskis.com/our-people/local-partners-contact-form

Sprouts Farmers Market- Phoenix, AZ

360+ stores - National

Sprouts Farmers Market is a sustainability-focused national chain. 

Website: https://www.sprouts.com/

Contact: https://about.sprouts.com/new-item-submission/

 

Central Market

10 stores - Texas

Opportunities for engagement from local suppliers in recipe making and cooking classes. 

​​https://centralmarket.com/

Contact: New product hotline: (512) 646-8417

 

Lunds & Byerlys

27 stores - Minnesota 

In addition to their two magazines, Real Food and Nourish,  Lunds and Byerlys has a FoodE program that includes demo cooking events and an online submission form for recipe questions. 

Contact: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/help/contact/

Recipes and Expertise: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/recipes/

 

Natural Grocers

162 stores - National

A health-focused store, Natural Grocers offers clear criteria for the food and beverage products they carry on their website.

Website: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/our-five-founding-principles 

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/naturalgrocers

 

HyVee

240+ stores - IL, IA, KS, MN, MS, NE, SD, WI 

An employee-owner grocer, HyVee playfully experiments with different formats in their stores, with a health-focused branch, an enhanced convenience store, and an organics only branch.   

Website: https://www.hy-vee.com/

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/hyvee

 

Fresh Thyme- Downers Grove, IL

48 stores - IL, WI, IA, MI, OH, MO, KY, MN, PA, 

Fresh Thyme prioritizes stocking hyper-local products. 

Website: https://www.freshthyme.com/

Contact: https://www.freshthyme.com/vendor-portal/

 

Publix- Lakeland, FL

1129 - FL, GA, AL, TN, SC, NC, and VA

Publix is employee-owned and is expanding their strong presence in Florida further in the south and into the mid-atlantic region. Publix has diversified into niche markets, including Aprons cooking schools, the health-focused GreenWise Market, the hispanic-foods stores Publix Sabor, and their in-store Pharmacy. 

Website: https://www.publix.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

 

GreenWise Market- Lakeland, FL

10 - FL, AL, and GA

GreenWise is the all natural branch of Publix, offering makers a concentrated niche market with the potential access to a larger market. 

Website: https://greenwisemarket.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

Harris Teeter

260 - DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA

Harris Teeter supports connecting products to their sources by highlighting farmers and makers. 

Website: https://www.harristeeter.com/

Contact: https://www.harristeeter.com/supplier-community

 

Heinin’s

23 - OH and IL

Heinin’s boasts of carrying more than 700 locally-made and locally-sourced items and regularly features these products on their website. 

Website: heinens.com

Contact: https://www.heinens.com/new-vendor-requests/

 

Walmart- Bentonville, AR

4,000 - national

Walmart welcomes new emerging brands and will launch new products in ten stores, offering a localized approach and a workable scale for small companies. 

Website: walmart.com

Contact: getstarted@walmart.com

 

Pharmaca- Boulder, CO

28 - CA, CO, OR, WA, NM, IL

A wellness store that carries special diet snacks, vegan jerky, chocolate, and cannabis infused beverages, and more.

Website: http://www.pharmaca.com

Contact: Mail samples, a catalog and your pricing sheet(s) to Pharmaca's home office:

Pharmaca Merchandising Dept.

4940 Pearl East Circle, Suite 301

Boulder, CO 80301

 

Bristol Farms- Carson, CA

14 stores - Southern California

Bristol Farms embraces local brands and prominently  features founders of products they carry on their website.

Website: bristolfarms.com

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/bristolfarms

Erewhon Market

5 stores - Southern California

Erewhon Market is an independent grocer that prides itself on giving smaller brands a chance. 

Website: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.erewhonmarket.com/vendor-portal/

Farmhouse Market

1 store - New Prague, MN

Farmhouse Market is a small, curated market sourcing local foods only, with an optional membership model.

Website: https://farmhousemarketnp.com/

Contact: farmhousemarketnp@gmail.com

Roche Bros Brothers-Marketplace

4 stores- MA

Brothers-Marketplace is a steadily expanding grocer committed to showcasing local goods.

Website: https://brothers-marketplace.com/

Contact: Arthur Ackles aackles@rochebros.com

Wegmans 

101 stores - NY, PA, NJ, VA, NC, MD, MA, 

Wegmans has a loyal customer base but can be difficult to break into as a supplier because of their strong private label program. 

Website: https://www.wegmans.com/

Contact: Wegmans requests that you mail information about your product and your marketing plan, ATTN to the appropriate department, i.e. grocery, dairy, produce, health and beauty care. Address is 500 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14603

The Fresh Market

159 stores- Northeast, Southeast

The Fresh Market named USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Supermarket in America” for 2021.

Website: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.thefreshmarket.com/rangeme

Market Basket- Tewksbury, MA

86 stores- New England

Market Basket is an established grocer with a concentrated presence in the New England area.

Website: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/

Contact: https://www.shopmarketbasket.com/about-us/contact-us

Whole Foods- Austin TX

500 - National

Whole Foods earned a reputation as a large promoter, incubator and seller of emerging food and beverage brands. However, after the Amazon purchase, many makers have reported a disruption in the relationship and that Amazon no longer prioritized local suppliers. A few years after the sale, it’s not clear whether or not Whole Foods has been able to reconstitute their standing with makers. 

Website: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Contact: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/information-potential-suppliers

Kelly Landrieu, Global Coordinator for Local Brands: Instagram | Linkedin

Chris Manca, Principle Forager - Whole Foods Market, Northeast Region: Linkedin

Rouse Market- Louisiana

76 stores - LA, MS, AL

Rouse Market has a strong presence in Louisiana and is eager to work with emerging makers and start-ups. 

Website: https://www.rouses.com/

Contact: https://www.rouses.com/become-local-vendor/

Precycle

1-store - Brooklyn, NY

Precycle sells only bulk foods and does not permit packaging on the products they sell, which is likely cost-saving (and environmentally-friendly), but you may want to ask how your branding will be displayed and your product distinguished. Customers can bring their own containers or purchase reusable containers. 

Website: https://www.precyclenyc.com/

Contact: https://www.precyclenyc.com/contact

 

Kroger

3010 stores - national

Kroger Co. has been busy supporting small food and beverage businesses. In 2018, they funded and helped launch PearlRock Partners, a platform to make early-stage investments and support the growth of emerging consumer brands. In 2019, they launched 8451, a data intelligence subsidiary that offers analytics-based solutions to Krogers, small CPG companies and affiliated makers. And then there’s Kroger’s Zero Hunger, Zero Waste Foundation, launched in 2018 to improve food security and reduce waste. They’ve been busy! 

Contact: https://www.thekrogerco.com/vendors-suppliers/become-a-supplier/ 

New Supplier Checklist

PearlRock Partners 

8451

Zero Waste Fund

 

Kowalski’s Market

11 stores - MN

Kowalski is a civic business and is an active participant in the local community and government and has a social-responsibility mission that includes strongly supporting local businesses. 

Website: https://www.kowalskis.com/

https://www.kowalskis.com/our-people/local-partners-contact-form

Sprouts Farmers Market- Phoenix, AZ

360+ stores - National

Sprouts Farmers Market is a sustainability-focused national chain. 

Website: https://www.sprouts.com/

Contact: https://about.sprouts.com/new-item-submission/

 

Central Market

10 stores - Texas

Opportunities for engagement from local suppliers in recipe making and cooking classes. 

​​https://centralmarket.com/

Contact: New product hotline: (512) 646-8417

 

Lunds & Byerlys

27 stores - Minnesota 

In addition to their two magazines, Real Food and Nourish,  Lunds and Byerlys has a FoodE program that includes demo cooking events and an online submission form for recipe questions. 

Contact: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/help/contact/

Recipes and Expertise: https://lundsandbyerlys.com/recipes/

 

Natural Grocers

162 stores - National

A health-focused store, Natural Grocers offers clear criteria for the food and beverage products they carry on their website.

Website: https://www.naturalgrocers.com/our-five-founding-principles 

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/naturalgrocers

 

HyVee

240+ stores - IL, IA, KS, MN, MS, NE, SD, WI 

An employee-owner grocer, HyVee playfully experiments with different formats in their stores, with a health-focused branch, an enhanced convenience store, and an organics only branch.   

Website: https://www.hy-vee.com/

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/hyvee

 

Fresh Thyme- Downers Grove, IL

48 stores - IL, WI, IA, MI, OH, MO, KY, MN, PA, 

Fresh Thyme prioritizes stocking hyper-local products. 

Website: https://www.freshthyme.com/

Contact: https://www.freshthyme.com/vendor-portal/

 

Publix- Lakeland, FL

1129 - FL, GA, AL, TN, SC, NC, and VA

Publix is employee-owned and is expanding their strong presence in Florida further in the south and into the mid-atlantic region. Publix has diversified into niche markets, including Aprons cooking schools, the health-focused GreenWise Market, the hispanic-foods stores Publix Sabor, and their in-store Pharmacy. 

Website: https://www.publix.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

 

GreenWise Market- Lakeland, FL

10 - FL, AL, and GA

GreenWise is the all natural branch of Publix, offering makers a concentrated niche market with the potential access to a larger market. 

Website: https://greenwisemarket.com/

Contact: https://corporate.publix.com/business/publix-business-connection/retail-product-supplier

 

Harris Teeter

260 - DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA

Harris Teeter supports connecting products to their sources by highlighting farmers and makers. 

Website: https://www.harristeeter.com/

Contact: https://www.harristeeter.com/supplier-community

 

Heinin’s

23 - OH and IL

Heinin’s boasts of carrying more than 700 locally-made and locally-sourced items and regularly features these products on their website. 

Website: heinens.com

Contact: https://www.heinens.com/new-vendor-requests/

 

Walmart- Bentonville, AR

4,000 - national

Walmart welcomes new emerging brands and will launch new products in ten stores, offering a localized approach and a workable scale for small companies. 

Website: walmart.com

Contact: getstarted@walmart.com

 

Pharmaca- Boulder, CO

28 - CA, CO, OR, WA, NM, IL

A wellness store that carries special diet snacks, vegan jerky, chocolate, and cannabis infused beverages, and more.

Website: http://www.pharmaca.com

Contact: Mail samples, a catalog and your pricing sheet(s) to Pharmaca's home office:

Pharmaca Merchandising Dept.

4940 Pearl East Circle, Suite 301

Boulder, CO 80301

 

Bristol Farms- Carson, CA

14 stores - Southern California

Bristol Farms embraces local brands and prominently  features founders of products they carry on their website.

Website: bristolfarms.com

Contact: https://www.rangeme.com/bristolfarms

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