In distributing groceries as a manufacture to the channels of distributions and getting it to the consumer, one of the major challenges you face is delivering your goods safely to its destination. Maintaining food quality across the supply chain is of vital importance. As a manufacturer who owns a grocery store, product quality is dependent on storage and transport conditions.
So, many grocery stores have been deficient in distributing their food products due to the means through which they get their groceries distributed. So when it comes to distributing your groceries, you might want to consider the lines you choose to distribute your groceries because it goes a long way in affecting the quality and safety of your goods.
To make your distribution easier, effective, and protective, here are some lines for grocery distribution that have been tested and you can rely on.
Let’s take a look at some of the lines for grocery stores to carry.
- Specific or selective distributors
- Instant distributors
- Large line distributors
Specific or Selective Distributors: These are distributors that are specialized in distributing specific goods or products. Here is where your work comes in as a manufacturer or a grocery store owner, you have to get distributors who are specialized in distributing groceries to help you in supplying your food items. Such distributors would have been acquainted with transporting and distributing delicate food items, and other types of groceries and so your goods are safe with them. However, such a distributor can either be a retailer or wholesaler.
Instant Distributors: These distributors are also known as cash and carry distributors, and this is because they do not transport goods from one store to another. Interesting, right! All you have to do is to put a call through to them whenever your goods are available. They operate a warehouse where food services operators can visit, purchase products of there choice, and walk away with what they have purchased. This method of distribution guarantees the absolute safety of your groceries. However, before choosing the distributors, ensure their warehouse is well ventilated to retain the quality of your products.
Redistributors: They purchase directly from manufactures and then distribute in small quantities to smaller distributors. Before you can rely on any redistributor to help you distribute your groceries to smaller stores as a grocery store owner or manufacturer, you have to consider their means of transportation, whether it is suitable enough for the safety and retaining the quality of your goods.
Large Line Distributors: This category of distributors is the broadest and largest, handle large volumes of products and is usually used by grocery stores. In case you have been finding it difficult to distribute your groceries in large quantities, this line of distribution is for you. They also use various means of transportation to distribute products.
Moreover, whatever line you choose to work with, the most important thing to consider is the safety and quality of your goods.