About Us

Company Overview

Wakefern Food Corporation is the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States. Employing an innovative approach to wholesale business services, Wakefern focuses on helping the independent retailer compete in a big business world. Providing the tools entrepreneurs need to stay a step ahead of the competition, Wakefern’s wholesale client base benefits from the company’s extensive portfolio of services, including innovative technology, private label development, and best-in-class procurement practices. Read more…

Wakefern History

Following the end of the Second World War, the end of food rationing and the lifting of price controls marked the beginning of a troubling time for the independent grocer. During the war, customer loyalty to independent grocers was strong, but afterward, the bigger self-service supermarkets were offering a wider selection at lower prices and frugal shoppers took notice… Read more…

Mission Statement

Helping Small Business Succeed in a Big Business WorldSM

Wakefern is committed to providing entrepreneurs and independent retailers with the necessary tools to succeed in a competitive market. This goal is especially vital to the independent grocer today as it becomes increasingly difficult to compete with multi-national chains. Read more…

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