Business Insurance for Grocery Stores

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Independent grocery stores are exposed to many risks: a power outage could destroy perishables, or a customer could slip in a spill. Shield your small business from the unexpected with affordable grocery store insurance.

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Grocery store owners can compare insurance quotes from top U.S. carriers online with Insureon. Fill out one application to receive multiple quotes.

What types of business insurance do grocery stores need?

These policies provide coverage for the most common risks facing grocers.

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Business owner’s policy

This policy bundles commercial property and general liability insurance in one plan. A BOP is often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for grocery stores. 

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

This policy covers common grocer risks, including accidents involving shoppers. Bundle with property insurance for savings in a business owner's policy.

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Libel or slander lawsuits
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is required in almost every state for grocery stores that have employees. It can cover medical costs for work-related injuries.

  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Umbrella / excess liability insurance

Once a grocery store reaches its policy limit, umbrella insurance (or excess liability insurance) boosts coverage on general liability or employer's liability policies.

  • Customer injury lawsuits
  • Customer property damage lawsuits
  • Employee injury lawsuits
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

How much does insurance cost for retail businesses?

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Several factors will have an impact on insurance costs, including:

  • Retail products and services offered
  • Business equipment and property
  • Revenue
  • Location
  • Number of employees
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Why do grocery stores need insurance?

Running a grocery store comes with liability and property risks, from damaged inventory to theft and workers' comp claims. Insurance for a grocery or general store can protect against unexpected events and ensure that you don't have to sacrifice everything to pay for a lawsuit or other loss.
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