7 ways to save money on groceries
4. Form a wholesale buying club
Families -- not just businesses -- can band together and form buying clubs to purchase groceries at wholesale prices.
There are some logistics required, but a buying club could make sense if you don't have a warehouse-club type store nearby. Club representatives fax or e-mail a group order to the wholesaler, arrange for delivery and divvy up the goods. Generally, items are purchased by the case, then shared. Many wholesalers offer produce, organic items, baby supplies and paper goods in addition to nonperishable food items.
To find a club in your area, search online for "grocery buying club" and your city's name, or check sites like unitedbuyingclubs.com or CoopDirectory.org.