Wholesale Groceries!

@terri0824 (4991)
United States
September 4, 2008 10:51am CST
Growing up I recall my parents bought their groceries in bulk from a wholesaler. It's been years since they have done this, but I am curious if anyone here buys their groceries through a wholesaler. If you do, will you please share your information with us. I tried researching it this morning, but haven't came up with any information. I would like to know who, what and where and how? So any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
4 Sep 08
My parents belonged to a wholesale grocery club - they paid a membership fee every year and bought in bulk monthly from the club. We went to the warehouse and shopped and each month there was a "premium" prize for shopping - nothing large, usually just a household item of some kind such as a blanket or towel set. I shopped at this same warehouse when my children were small, but it eventually was bought out by another company and closed. I would love to be able to find something similar to it - or somewhere I could order and have it delivered. There was a short piece on something similar on Good Morning America a few weeks ago where neighbors were forming coops and purchasing directly from suppliers, but I haven't found anything nearby like that either. When we lived in Missouri, I purchased from Angel Food Ministries - they have a monthly package that you can buy - good food and reasonable prices, but you get what they have for the month and don't get to choose. Now that we're in North Dakota, we can't get it because there are no host sites here. If you want to check it out, the site is http://www.angelfoodministries.com - it is a food coop that uses churches to take orders and process and distribute the orders and some goes to help the needy.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Thank you for responding to my discussion. As you described above that is the same way my parents did it as well. And I saw a news thing which could have been Good Morning America which sparked my interest in finding out more about this. I have heard of Angel Food Ministries as well.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I finally found the article regarding the Good Morning America segment. Here's the link http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Consumer/story?id=5568223&page=1 Maybe you could start one in your neighborhood or church!
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• United States
8 Sep 08
I shop a lot at Costco. It isnt quite the same though. I pay a yearly membership. I have the top level that is $106 a year. The normal membershis is $45 but we get 2% with our membership back in a yearly gift certificate to the store and it always covers our membership fee and then I get about $50 to spend on groceries. It is all huge packages but I do one big shop trip to last the month so it works for us. ( I sneak into a grocery store two weeks after to buy more milk, but its a small trip. ) The groceries are cheaper but you need to buy a large ammount so it does not work for everyone.
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I missed the ABC segment and I've only heard about wholesale groceries because I home schooled my son for years and lots of those moms spoke of that. They also started a co-op and were involved with angelfoodministries as well. I hope if you make some wonderful discoveres that you'll share what you've learned.
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@angela38 (122)
• United States
23 Sep 08
When you live on a fixed income and you can only afford to get what you have to have each month it pays to buy in bulk and to do things in bulk is the best way to do it. and hole sale is a great idea.
@kylanie (1205)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I go to sams store and buy some stuff in bulk and some I don't but it does save in the long run makes it easier and it's always nice to have it last all month long with the prices the way they are now.
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