The Medford Grocery Outlet
Jonathan and Jennifer Lawton fell in love with Medford a few years ago when they visited the area for a softball tournament. “We got a chance to visit a few wineries and see the beauty of the area. We were given the opportunity to take over the Medford Grocery Outlet in March and could not be more happy with our decision,” Jonathan said. The couple brings 15 years of Grocery Outlet owner experience with them to the store.
Jonathan is a Navy veteran and was on the USS Abraham Lincoln during operation Iraqi Freedom. After serving in the military Jonathan and Jennifer started working at their home-town Grocery Outlet in Chehalis Washingon. We fell in love with the job and enjoy working together. “We met in high school,” Jonathan continued. “We have three kids, Presley, Hunter and Fischer. We really enjoy working together as a family. I grew up on a dairy farm and Jennifer grew up in a logging family. We both work very hard and that is what is needed in the grocery business.”
The Lawtons have added over 1000 items to the store and have re-merchandized the store to make it more shoppable. They have also doubled the size of the Beer and Wine department and overhauled the produce department. They have big plans for 2022 as well, all new refrigeration, gourmet cheese cooler, expanded produce and dairy along with brand new checkstands.
“At our store you can expect great prices on name brand products, friendly staff and an award winning Beer and Wine department. Our buyers do an amazing job sourcing product, whether it›s through package changes, surplus inventory or product overruns. We receive produce and meat four days per week along with bread and dairy.”
The Medford Grocery Outlet sells groceries, deli, frozen, produce, fresh meat, health and beauty products, general merchandise and beer and wine.
“This store is known for the organic selection and the Beer and Wine department,” Jonathan said. “We have a wine manager that is available for all of your wine needs. We carry over 250 craft beers and have over 300 wines. We are really concentrating on expanding our import wines. Come visit ‘Mike the Wine Guy.’ You cannot miss his outgoing personality!
“We have an aisle dedicated to NOSH (Natural, Organic, Specialty, Healthy) items. We have also been expanding out Organic Meat and Produce offerings to meet customer demand.”
They offer an exclusive wine club. It is free to sign up, just text WINECLUB to 313313 and you will start receiving texts from Jonathan and “Mike the Wine Guy” about the great new arrivals at the Medford Grocery Outlet.
The Medford Grocery Outlet has been serving the community since 1979 and is located at 35 E. Stewart Avenue and is open every day from 8am to 9pm. Call 541-773-8740 for more information. (And see page 2 for a $10 OFF coupon!).