Welcome to Central Grocers
Central Grocers is HOMETOWN OWNED, it is organized as a retail cooperative (co-op) owned by the independent supermarket retailers that Central supplies.
Central Grocers is the 7th largest grocery cooperative in the United States. If you buy your food products at an independent supermarket in the Chicagoland area, there is a 95% probability that its food products were shipped to them from Central Grocers.
Central Grocers supplies approximately 400 independent supermarket stores. Our stores have the second largest market share in the Chicago area market.
Independent supermarket owners can choose among many suppliers to provide the goods that they need to service their customers. The #1 rule that Central has always lived by and will continue to live by is to provide the lowest cost of goods of any wholesaler to our retail members. This is the reason that Central’s members have prospered and Central continues to grow.