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United Grocery Outlet Grocery Outlet is a highly reputable closeout grocery merchant buying and selling almost anything found in a supermarket. We are very proud to have been serving and to be able to continue to serve our customers since 1974.

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Welcome to United Grocery Outlet Careers Page!

At United Grocery Outlet, we take pride in being a highly reputable closeout grocery merchant, specializing in buying and selling a wide range of products you’d find in a supermarket.

Our journey began back in 1974 when we opened our doors as the Bargain Barn in the charming town of Etowah, Tennessee. From the start, our mission has been to help customers “Eat Better For Less.”

With just $1,000 in working capital and a humble corner of an antique store as our storefront, founder Michael Tullock and his parents embarked on this new venture.

They started by purchasing closeouts, seconds, and irregulars from two manufacturers. Little did they know, within a few weeks, their grocery business would outshine the antiques, and they couldn’t have imagined the incredible growth that awaited them.

Today, United Grocery Outlet stands tall as a 39-store chain, employing over 900 dedicated individuals across six states.

Our company’s headquarters and distribution center are based in Athens, Tennessee.

We believe in investing in our associates and providing a supportive work environment. As a full-time associate at United Grocery Outlet, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including paid holidays, paid vacation, and health insurance coverage. Additionally, all associates are eligible to participate in our Profit Sharing Plan, allowing you to share in the success you help create.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer; committed to promoting diversity and providing equal employment opportunities for all individuals. Our company embraces the principles of DFW (Drug-Free Workplace) and is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) M/F/D/V.

Join us in our mission to serve our valued customers, dedicated associates, and trusted suppliers. At United Grocery Outlet, we’re not just building a business; we’re building a community. Together, let’s make a difference and create exceptional experiences for all.

Explore our current career opportunities and join our team today!

Check Out Our Open Positions


Help support our 39 United Grocery Outlet store locations at our corporate headquarters in Athens, TN. From Accounting to Marketing, we have a job for you!


Our cashiers and stockers are the faces of the company! Join our retail team to bring smiles and grocery savings to the people in your community. You can make a difference!


If you are a dedicated leader and want to have an impact in your local community, we want you on our team! Our retail locations thrive under effective and positive management.


Our meat department staff are vital to the success of our stores. We are always seeking motivated folks who are passionate about learning a new craft or expanding existing skills.


Produce is a focal point of every grocery store. If you are creative and have an eye for beautiful displays, we want you on our team! Join the United Grocery Outlet workforce to nourish your community!


Our warehouse is vital to our operation. Work with a group that is motivated and thrives on teamwork. Whether delivering product to stores or fulfilling orders, your job here will matter!

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United Grocery Outlet Employee Benefits

401(k) Retirement Plan

Paid Vacations

Advancement Opportunities

Training Programs


Paid Holidays

Flexible Hours

Perks & Discounts

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