Grocery Store Insurance

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Why do grocery stores need insurance?

Independent grocery stores face many risks. A power outage could destroy perishables, or a customer could slip in a spill and get hurt. Business insurance protects against unexpected costs, so you don't have to sacrifice everything to pay for a lawsuit, food spoilage, or other loss.

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With Insureon, grocery store owners can get insurance coverage the same day they apply for quotes.

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What types of business insurance do grocery stores need?

These insurance policies cover the most common risks faced by grocers.

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Business owner’s policy

A business owner's policy, or BOP, is a cost-effective way for grocers to buy general liability coverage and commercial property insurance together.

  • Customer bodily injuries
  • Damaged or stolen items
  • Business interruption incidents
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General liability insurance

This policy covers financial losses from customer lawsuits at grocery stores. Bundle it with business property coverage for savings in a BOP.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Product liability insurance
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for grocery stores that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Lawsuits from employee injuries
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Liquor liability insurance

Small businesses that sell alcohol need liquor liability insurance. This policy protects your grocery store if a customer buys alcohol then goes on to harm someone or damage property.

  • Injuries caused by intoxicated customers
  • Property damage caused by intoxicated customers
  • Legal defense costs
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Commercial umbrella insurance

Once a grocery store reaches its policy limit, umbrella liability insurance boosts coverage on your general liability, commercial auto, or employer's liability policy. It's similar to excess liability insurance.

  • Customer injury lawsuits
  • Employee injury lawsuits
  • Auto accident lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance covers the cost of an accident involving a grocery store's delivery truck or other vehicle. Each state has its own requirements for auto liability insurance.

  • Physical damage caused by your vehicle
  • Injuries caused to another person
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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How much does insurance cost for retail businesses?

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A small grocery store with a few employees will pay less for insurance than a larger business.

Factors that affect premiums include:

  • Retail products and services offered
  • Business operations and property
  • Business income
  • Types of insurance purchased
  • Policy limits and deductibles
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How do I get grocery store insurance?

It's easy to get grocery store insurance policies and supermarket insurance if you have your company information on hand. Our application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right insurance coverage for your grocery store, whether you work independently or hire employees.

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