With over 270 thousand small and medium size retailers, these partners have continually proven to be the lifeblood of the economy, our communities and integral part of our lives.
Million Customers Daily
of all CPG Product Sales
“We’re excited about the launch of Evidnt’s marketplace. With the supply chain issues and volume of new products available to us, Evidnt helps us understand what to stock up on and how to maximize our sales by connecting with multiple brands in one place.”
Muti Store Owner, Evidnt Client
The Village Grocers
Feeding the Soul
Independent grocery sales climbed 17% in 2020, and almost 94% to $253.61 billion in 2020 from $131 billion in 2012, the year of NGA’s last economic impact study. As part of the economy, independent grocers accounted for 1.2% of the 2020 U.S. gross domestic product of $20.93 trillion, with a total output topping $255 billion. The sector encompasses 21,574 stores nationwide.
The Local Convenience Store
There are 148,026 convenience stores operating in the United States at the close of 2021, with 60% of those stores being single-store operators. 57% of convenience store shoppers only shop in person. 28% of growth for CPG came through this channel in 2020.
Healing the Body and the Soul
With nearly 19,400 locations nationwide, independent community pharmacies are easily accessible health care providers that specialize in high-quality patient-centered care. Independent pharmacies increased by more than 2,600 stores, or 12.9%, whereas chains lost around 0.2%.
Stewards of Fine Spirits
The US beer, wine, and liquor store industry includes about 34,000 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $50 billion. Industry revenue is estimated to grow at an annualized rate of 4.4%. The US industry is highly fragmented: the top 50 companies account for less than 25% of sales.
The Daily Saver
Providing Discounts and Savings
Value shopping is a way of life these days, 43 percent of people go to a discount grocer weekly, 66 percent visit a dollar store at least twice a month and 63 percent are buying more items on sale than they did five years ago. 89 percent said they shop at various types of discount retailers.
The Man's Best Friend's Best Friend
Servicing the VIPs
Pet specialty and independent retailers grew 6.7% despite disruptions caused by the pandemic since 2019.
The Independent Beauty
Personally Caring for Our Beauty
Offline shopping still rules luring a whopping 81% of buyers, with buyers finding products at specialty stores, pharmacies, and their local beauty shops. 53.9% said they will likely try new products, while 38% of customers are interested in checking out pop-up stores.
The World Traveler
Bringing You the World
28% of local small business owners are immigrants, accounting for 53% of grocery stores, 45% of nail salons, 43% of liquor stores, and 38% of restaurants. 48% of the overall growth of US business ownership is attributed to immigrant business owners. 61% of shoppers buy at local businesses because of their unique product selection.
The Builder Central
Delivering the Tools, Building Communities
The typical small-format store averages $1.9 million in yearly sales and returns 30.4% of revenue to the local community through labor, profit, procurement, and charity. This rate of return to comunity is 130% higher than competing national chains and 676% greater than the returns, on average, for Amazon.
The Specialty Boutiques
Unique, Fun, Exotic and sometimes Whacky
Whether it's apparel, candy, spices, and everything in between, independent, there are around 131,470 small specialty retail stores in the US in 2021, where 86% of total retail sales are still non e-Commerce.
Back to business, feeding the community
Cafes, Restaurants, Bars make up over 352 thousand retail locations in the US, while significantly impacted by the pandemic, are starting to quickly rebound, generating nearly 4% of the US GDP.
Serving the Clouds
The global vape global vapor products market is expected to be worth $61.4 billion in 2025, which is a 20% growth. Meanwhile, cigar and specialty tobacco sales continue to see strong and steady sales. The growth of CBD sales is estimated at 5.3bn USD, with majority of sales coming from independent retailers.
One Two Cup Cafe
Jersey City, NJ
One Two Cup Cafe is a fast-casual cafe founded in 2018 specializing in Mediterranean-American inspired goods like our delicious coffee, lattes, cappuccino, breakfast egg sandwiches, pastries, bagels, sandwiches, salads, and more. We offer to our customers tasty, different, simple, and healthy alternative food with quality ingredients and great customer service.
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