BIG is an organization dedicated to helping consumers, food makers and grocers learn about the many environmental and economic benefits of bulk foods.

What Retailers say about Bulk

John Rorer - Owner, Richard’s Whole Foods – Sarasota, FL

"Richard's has been a value retailer of natural foods for 30 years, with an emphasis on bulk food products. Buying in bulk eliminates most packaging concerns, and we've recently sourced bio-degradable bags for consumer use. The consumer saves money buying bulk, buys precisely the amount they want, and helps the environment at the same time. It's a win-win for the customer and our planet."

Kristin Crocker, Fred Meyer - Oregon

"Buying all natural and organic basics from the bulk section can really make a difference to your budget. Making rice and beans or pasta tonight? You'll find lower prices on all the staples. Buy as much or as little as you need - it's a smart way to make your food dollar go further."

Amy Sacco, Natural Foods Category Manager, Fry's Food Stores

"In todays economy, people still want to eat healthy but need to save money at the same time. Buying 'All Natural' or 'Organic' bulk food is the way to go."

Yvan Cournoyer – Bulk Manager, H-E-B - San Antonio, TX

"Bulk food is a growing segment in our trading area. Customers embrace the idea of buying the amount they need, thereby eliminating waste and minimizing packaging."

"Bulk spices are the fastest growing items in the department. Signage was installed comparing prices between bulk spice and the leading National brands……The actual savings are so dramatic that many 'conventional' shoppers have altered their shopping patterns and regularly buy in bulk."

Whitney Field – Grocery Merchandising, Brattleboro Co-op - Brattleboro, VT

"Bulk is how the Brattleboro Food Co-op started.  It has continued to be a focal point in the store.  We love how is saves packaging and that people can get as little or as much as they need.  The bulk spices and herbs are people's favorite, what a money saver!"