foundation of every store is its Center Store Grocery Department.
It’s all about balancing the right variety of what today’s
consumers want. AG New England boasts a wide availability of the
leading national brands, new and emerging products, and the
most respected private label store brand program in the industry.
A highly experienced team of procurement specialists is dedicated to competitive
retail pricing and solid store profitability. Fulfilling the
grocery needs of retailers and assessing the variety and quality
of new product offerings are ongoing. A sophisticated
inventory management system assists in maintaining inventory
control and forecasting product movement. The objectives are to take best advantage of deal opportunities and purchasing methods for maximum store profitability and customer satisfaction.
Vital to the process of effective buying is communicating
and implementing promotional opportunities to formulate effective
merchandising, creative advertising and store promotions.
AG New England’s promotional pricing and temporary price reduction programs, such as the quarterly Budget Stretcher Program, offer retailers limited time only, best-buying opportunities on over 700 selected items per program.
The state-of-the-art Distribution Center in Pembroke, New
Hampshire, has sufficient space to allow buying in larger
quantities and taking advantage of manufacturer/vendor
deals as well as future buying opportunities. Every retailer
has the option of selecting products that best fit their
locale and customer preferences while exploring new products
and expanding the variety and quality of products.
Private Label Store Brand Groceries
In addition to thousands of national brand grocery items, our three-tiered Private Label program has been expanded to include the Shurfine, Natural Directions, and ShurSaving labels. Shurfine is a well known, quality Store-Brand Program that extends throughout the Center Store and into other departments. The quality and pricing of items have long been recognized for winning customer loyalty and satisfaction. Shurfine has proven to be most beneficial in building a store's individual identity. The growing interest in Organics is well served by the Natural Directions line. And in response to challenging economic times, many shoppers are taking advantage of ShurSaving, a more value-oriented label.
A flexible General Merchandising and Health and Beauty Care
Program offers a wide variety of products, including private
label store brand items. An alliance with Associated
Wholesalers, Inc., a retailer-owned wholesaler that is
highly successful in General Merchandise, enables AG New England
to fulfill every store's needs in this product category.