PCC Named One of the Best Independent Grocers of 2024

A rich and immersed connection with local community is a principal point of difference for retailers who make it on to the Progressive Grocer’s list of Outstanding Independents, such as PCC. PCC is 1 of 21 nominees to make the 2024 Outstanding Independents list. Few retailers have established the level of neighborhood integration and local vendor support as PCC. Being the largest community-owned grocer in the nation, hasn’t stopped PCC’s devotion in supporting their local organic vendor partners and operating as a true community market.

One example of PCC going above and beyond, is their Inclusive Trade Program established in 2023. This program enables customers to easily identify and elevate vendors and products owned by historically marginalized or excluded communities. There are currently 60 brands and a little over 615 products currently enrolled in this program. PCC is hopeful their new Inclusive Trade Program will catch on with other retailers, furthering the education and opportunities for inclusive partnerships. For more than 70 years, PCC has been the local retailer who has stuck to their principles and kept community, environment and vendor partners at the forefront of their everyday business practices.