Shopping in the bulk section is fun for many reasons: no packaging hiding the food – you can see it all, the scoops and bins are hands-on, you can load up however much (or little) you’d like, and we have stickers & twist ties to label your containers. You can bring in your own jars and containers or use one of our bags. Shopping in bulk is versatile and the best part is that it’s easy on the earth and your pocketbook.
Less Food Waste
Research shows that between 25% and 50% of the food Americans purchase ends up in the garbage or compost. Buying in bulk means you can buy only the amount you need– no waste!
Lower Costs, Lower Prices
Without all those packages to design, manufacture and fill, our suppliers can offer us better costs on bulk foods than packaged foods, and we pass those savings on to you.
Less Packaging Waste
Americans discard 570 million pounds of food packaging each day. By bringing your own containers for bulk foods, you avoid much of the waste associated with packaged products.
Here’s a primer for buying in bulk:
1 If you bring your own container, weigh it and record the weight while empty. That’s the tare weight.
2. Fill your container with the amount you need. Please use the clean scoops and funnels provided or ask for assistance. We’re happy to help!
3. Record the PLU number from the bin on the container. All the cashier will need is thePLU number and the tare weight and product.
Beyond the bulk section
With all the bins and jugs, the bulk department is easy to spot. But don’t forget that we sell plenty of other products in bulk too – produce, eggs and meat at our West 7th meat & seafood counter, allowing you to buy just as much as you need.