New Vendor Request Information

Become a Vendor at GBCFC

At GBCFC we are always looking for products that will delight our customers and align with our values as a trusted retailer of local, organic and natural products. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, look at your products, and discuss a potential partnership. We hope that the following information will be helpful as you prepare to bring your products to market. Here are a few steps we ask that you take before you submit products for consideration:

  1. Please verify that the items meet our product buying guidelines.
  2. Prepare the new vendor/product information described below.
  3. Drop off a product sample and information at our Customer Service desk OR contact one of the following department managers to schedule a meeting.
  4. All local & regional vendors need to first sign up on DROPP.  If your products meet the co-op’s product buying guidelines then you will need to read, understand and adhere to our 2017 Delivery Rules & Packaging Guidelines.

Grocery Departments (includes Bulk, Packaged Grocery, Refrigerated, Frozen, Beer & Wine, Cheese & Meat)
Jacob Nachel ( | 775-324-6133 105)

Fresh Departments (includes Juice Bar, Produce & Prepared Foods)
Zach Cannady ( | 775-324-6133 x 101)

Wellness Departments (includes General Merchandise, Non Foods, Personal Care & Supplements)
Jolene Cook ( | 775-324-6133 x 104)

DROPP (includes all local & regional products and produce)
Nicole Sallaberry ( or visit

Finance Department (includes Accounts Payable & Receivable)
Michelle Glenn ( | 775-324-6133 x 103)

New Vendor/Product Information

Be sure to learn more about our Product Buying Guidelines to learn more about what we will and willnot carry at the co-op.  For new local vendors the information we require varies depending on the type of product we are reviewing. Typically, we will need:

  • Contact person’s name, email, and address, along with a website address, if applicable
  • A product sample in market-ready packaging including:
    • Complete, accurate ingredients list with allergen listing that meets FDA requirements
    • Nutrition facts panel or supplement facts panel, if required by regulatory agencies
    • Accurate product weight
    • Expiration date and/or lot code for tracing products
    • Ideally, a UPC number (bar code)
  • Costs & terms:
    • Wholesale cost
    • Suggested retail price (if applicable)
    • Shipping & handling charges
    • Preferred payment terms. In general, GBCFC provides payment by check within 30 days from the date the invoice is received. We do not provide payments by credit card.
  • Quantity per case and minimum order quantities
  • Order placement options (e.g., phone, email, website)
  • Method and timeline of deliveries and invoicing. We prefer to receive an invoice with each delivery.
  • Returns / credits policy
  • Opportunities for promotional support (such as in-store product sampling and product discounts). If we determine that your product local (sourced from within our food shed), we will request a brief profile about your company along with a photo to help us promote your products.

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