Bringing the Best Produce to America’s Communities
Grocery retailers are measured on the freshness of their produce department and rely on partners who can deliver quality season after season. As a produce supplier, it can be difficult to go head to head with existing market leaders and newcomers alike to maintain your prime shelf position.
Food sales agents and brokers are critical to building relationships with grocery retailers and not all are created equal. Some have limited experience in produce, and even more have never focused on produce at all. Without understanding the pain points a grocery retailer can experience in the produce department, sales agents aren’t equipped to help suppliers position their products in the right way or at the right time.
Epic Sales Partners approaches things differently, leveraging over 35 years of experience within the fresh industry and a dedicated produce team to build the perfect partnerships between suppliers and grocery retailers. We focus on finding the right retailers with specific demands and the right suppliers who bring innovation and quality to the market. Not only do we know a clementine from a kumquat, we understand industry trends and local demographics and provide consultative support that flexes with your business.
It’s easy to envision the rainbow of colors and textures customers can discover in the produce department. The extent of the variety can mean much more complexity for grocery retail buyers to manage, making it the perfect opportunity for food sales agents with deep experience to show their value.
Epic Sales Partners works with you to custom tailor your produce offerings for each grocery retailer and their individual customers to meet market demands for innovation and quality. By working not only as your representative but as your trusted partner, we help you develop lasting partnerships built on a sustainable supply chain of products. This makes sales more dependable from both grocery retailers and suppliers.
Consistently Fresh Produce that Retailers Depend On
While checking off items on customers’ current grocery lists is essential, introducing new products is a critical part of growing your business now and in the future. We regularly work with our produce suppliers to surface new products to grocery retailers that align with promotional and seasonal calendars, creating a win-win for everyone.
Epic Sales Partners' produce associates understand the nuances of the produce market and the absolute importance of produce freshness through the supply chain and onto the shelf. They provide two-way communication and industry insights so you always have the pulse of the customer and can continue to offer options to grocery retailers that increase repeat visits and drive new purchases.
“We want to change the way people buy produce, giving customers more convenient access to fresh produce. Produce buyers didn’t understand our vision at first, but Epic was able to translate our passion for fresh foods into projected increases in store traffic and produce sales.”
Chief Marketing Officer, Packaged Produce Supplier
We’re the Experts on Freshness
Epic knows that fresh produce means more repeat customers. Join us in bringing our mutual passion for quality fruits, vegetables, nuts, and herbs to families across America. Contact us today and learn how we can help you build the retail partnerships you need for expanded visibility and consistent growth.
Why Produce Suppliers Choose Epic
Our Category Expertise
Epic Sales Partners has deep expertise in the produce industry and understands the unique expectations of consumers in regions throughout the United States. We’ve worked with produce suppliers like you and know the best approaches to make you successful.
Our Data Insights
Our team relies on shopper and sales data powered by IRI to understand category and sales trends. We bring a data-driven approach to making assortment, promotional, and trade spend recommendations to our manufacturers. We use data to understand the effectiveness of each sales strategy and make refinements to the strategies as necessary.
Our Deep Industry Relationships
We have relationships with buyers, category managers, and senior grocery executives that not only increase your chances of being considered for a spot in the case, but also have the goodwill that could help see you through unforeseen challenges. Epic will pick up the phone and advocate on your behalf while finding alternatives for retailers that will meet their pressing needs.
Let’s Discuss Your Needs
Contact us today to determine whether Epic Sales Partners is the right food sales agent for you. We work with produce suppliers ready to build a lasting partnership focused on successful selling.