Do you have a product that is perfect to sell to Safeway stores?
Are you a product company looking to get your products sold at Safeway? Karen Waksman, founder of Retail MBA, has some advice for you. In this segment, Karen explains the advantages of private label products and how to become a Safeway vendor.
(For those of you who prefer to read this content, transcription is included below!)
Selling to Safeway Stores – Private Label!
Private label essentially means that Safeway has their own brand and works with manufacturers or people who create products to sell their products in their stores under Safeway’s brand name. If you have a product that’s perfect for Safeway and you’ve tried to approach grocery stores and they’re not buying, you might want to consider reaching out to them on a private label basis.
Private label is a huge business and a lot of retailers are going that route. The advantages for you to consider not having a branded product in their store is that if you sold through their brand and Safeway approved you, they buy major volume for their stores because it’s under their brand name. It’s always on store shelves and you’re not always competing with some of the other products.
The Benefits of Private Label Selling to Safeway Stores
Private label products tend to be cheaper than what’s actually in stores and Safeway buys in volume, so you make that up in the volume. Additionally, if you are willing to do a private label option for one retailer, it could pay for you to be able to work with lots of other retailers.
How to Become a Safeway Vendor
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Transcript of This Training…
Transcript for this "How to Sell to Safeway Stores" Video Here:
Hey there I’m Karen Waksman, the founder of Retail MBA. Today I want to share some insights, on how you can become a vendor for Safeway. The reason behind this topic is that I’ve been teaching product companies about selling their products to retailers and Safeway is a popular choice especially for those in the food industry looking to get their products onto grocery store shelves.
Private Label Products
Lets dive into Safeway and why its worth considering as a sales opportunity. One key aspect to keep in mind is Safeways emphasis on ‘Private Label’ products. This is something most grocery chains prioritize. We’ll specifically discuss it in relation to Safeway stores.
What does ‘Private Label’ mean? Well when you step into a Safeway store you won’t just find known brands, on the shelves. You’ll also come across products labeled as ‘Safeway Select’ which represents their brand.
They carry Safeway brand names in their store with ‘Safeway Select’ being one of the ones you’ll find there. In terms Safeway has its line of products known as ‘Safeway Select’ available, in their stores.
Now lets dive into what this means. They have something called ‘Private Label.’. What exactly is private label? Essentially it means that Safeway has its range of products. They work with manufacturers who’re willing to sell their products under the Safeway brand name and packaging. So if you have a product that would be a fit for Safeway but haven’t been successful, in approaching their stores you might want to explore the option of selling through their Private Label program!Once you become a vendor, for Safeway they will be more inclined to purchase a variety of products from you.
Advantages of Selling to Safeway
Here are some advantages of selling your product under a label to grocery stores like Safeway;
In case Safeway isn’t interested in your product the option of labeling provides another potential avenue to sell your product to them.
Private label products tend to be bought in quantities by retailers allowing companies to make profits.
You have the flexibility to sell your product as a label at one chain store while also selling the branded version at chain stores. This means you are not limited solely to being a label product.
By utilizing Safeways packaging it may prove easier for you if packaging has been challenging in the past.
Opting for the label route can provide support, for your business while simultaneously growing your branded business.
Learn how to approach, pitch & sell to Safeway stores
Anyhow, if you want to learn more on exactly how to Private Label your product to chain stores OR how to just sell your products to Safeway, please check out my Retail MBA program. It is the most comprehensive training/mentoring program available today on how to get your products sold at retailers Safeway & become a Safeway Vendor.
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