Gourmet Merchants International provides full service distribution to gourmet, natural and independent grocery markets from San Diego to Santa Barbara.  Our sales representatives make regular calls on Bristol Farms, Whole Foods Markets and Gelson’s Markets and a total of 200 (and growing!) independent and small chain accounts.

We work with vendors who offer unique, up-scale merchandise that many of the larger mass market distributors cannot handle.  Working together we can craft programs and promotions that provide the greatest opportunity for success in this exciting and dynamic market.

We will evaluate your product on the following criteria:
  • Shelf-Stable Merchandise: We do not distribute frozen or refrigerated products, (chocolate is accepted).
  • Current Distribution: Unique distribution opportunities.
  • Category Movement:  How many items do we already have in the category and how well do they move?  How many offerings can the category sustain?
  • Product Quality: Authenticity, flavor, color, texture, “clean” ingredients, no preservatives, natural sweeteners.
  • Packaging:  Eye appealing, informational, durability.
  • Price:  Value, price point.
  • Market Support:  Placement programs, advertising, PR, demos, POS materials, merchandising displays.
  • Distribution Penetration:  How far can we take it in the market, what channels can be served.

If your product meets these criteria, please complete the form below and we will respond to you quickly.

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