Wholesale Grocery Distributor
Wholesale Grocery Distributors have other responsibilities apart from the efficient movement of food products to the consumers – one of which is breaking bulk. The wholesale grocery distributors deal on large quantities of food products; which retailers can buy in smaller quantities. Consequently, the customer buys even smaller quantities from the retailer or directly from the warehouse. Distribution channels become an intriguing system of events as large quantities of food is moved from the farmers, processors, manufacturers to wholesalers, retailers, and then, the final consumer.
Interestingly, farmers can, as well, sell food products directly to consumers but this can be very difficult. Consumers will always have to travel to the farms to get the products, although these products are fresh, the stress and constraints of travel relegate customers to buying them at nearby stores.
Wholesale grocery distributors may, as well, have a list of grocery stores that they supply, these distributors may deliver a variety of food products or just specialize in one. Retailers can buy different food products from the same source and can also have a reliable source for one particular food item.
Wholesale Grocery Distributors act as middlemen between the producers and the retailers, connecting both parties together. Retailers can only converse with the suppliers and not the manufacturer, in essence the grocery distributors represent the makeshift owners of such products. The distributors can relay information from the retailer to the producer and vice versa.
Wholesale Grocery Distributors also bear real risks in getting the products to the final consumers, in a situation where the wants of the customer changes, the distributors will have room bear the risk of some products not being sold out.