Salvage Groceries For Profit!
Our article on Salvage, distressed and surplus food discount reselling proved to be very popular. Hundreds of search engine inquires are flooding in with many questions from entrepreneurs who want to get a piece of the pie (pardon the pun). It is my impression that due to rising gas prices consumers are not only paying more at the pump, but also more at their neighborhood grocery store.
When fuel costs go up a wave can be experienced as trucking companies must increase pricing for shipments which in turn increases distributors costs and results in higher prices on your local grocers shelves. Discount food outlets are booming with customers as the average American family is finally being forced to lives within tight budget. When dollars are thin smart consumers know deals can be found at discount and salvage grocery stores. This is where you the entrepreneur comes in. If you are looking for a great business to open…this just might be the direction you should head into. I would suggest you do some market research in your own hometown to see what kinds of discount food sellers are already open for business. If there are stores currently in your market it would be best to pay them a visit and see how they merchandise, what they sell and ascertain whether or not you could compete with them for a client base.
If there are presently no salvage food or discount food stores in your city or town, you might be able to corner the market. I would suggest organizing a business plan and getting started as soon as possible. While there are several salvage food distributors across the country selling mixed banana boxes filled with dented canned goods, near date packaged food and closeout health and beauty aids it would be prudent to also secure some suppliers of deeply discounted wholesale and closeout foods as well.
Food is defined as “Salvage” for several reasons including defects in packaging or being close to or past a products expiration date. Closeout food will typically fall into the category of excess or unsold stock which is liquidated to recoup cash flow. A store filled with salvage food will prove to be very profitable for anyone looking to operate a successful business. Add a few aisles of general merchandise closeouts and watch your business grow!
The Closeout Industry has found the best resource for salvage grocery distributors. They have completed the research spending countless hours on the telephone talking with reverse logistic companies, food wholesalers and salvage food liquidators, and put together a list of the top salvage food contacts in the industry. All the information you need to start your own salvage food store can be found in the extremely comprehensive 137 page guide below: