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Encyclopedia > Grocery Outlet
Grocery Outlet
Image:Groceryoutlet logo.gif
Type Private
Founded 1946
Headquarters Berkeley, California
Key people Bob Tiernan, President & COO
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor
Website www.groceryoutlets.com

Grocery Outlet, first known as Canned Food Grocery Outlet until 1992, is a privately owned supermarket chain. Founded in 1946 in San Francisco, California, it currently operates within the Western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The company was in the Texas market for a few years after buying the Yes!Less chain from (now defunct) Fleming, however all Texas stores have now been closed. It is a value-oriented grocery retailer — what the company dubs extreme-value. The company primarily operates stores under the Grocery Outlet name and was in a dispute with Albertsons over the use of the Lucky brand. Supervalu now operates 3 stores under the Lucky brand. Image File history File links Groceryoutlet_logo. ... A private company is a company that is independently owned. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A typical Albertsons store. ... Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ...


Grocery Outlet tends to carry overstocks and closeouts of name brand groceries, as well as private label groceries. Expect to see Holiday Spice Pepsi sold in April, as well as grocery brands unfamiliar to your region. Most Grocery Outlets do not have a serviced meat department, limiting their selection mostly to packaged meats such as bacon, sausage, bologna, etc. however, some do offer fresh meat, ground meat and chicken in packages sealed by the processor. Produce is also sold either by the unit or by the bag, with nothing being sold by the pound.


Many people complain that Grocery Outlet frequently sells food items past their expiration dates. Stores typically have signs mentioning that most manufacturers will in fact guarantee the products for more than a month past these rotation dates. This does not apply to perishable items such as meat, dairy, and produce, which is not allowed to be sold past its expiration date.

External links

  • Official website

It should be noted, that the company has an unconditional/hasle free money back guarantee.



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