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 cover the most common risks faced by grocers.

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Business owner’s policy

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

BEST FOR
  • 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 commercial property insurance for savings in a BOP.

BEST FOR
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Damaged customer property
  • Product liability insurance
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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.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Partial missed wages
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Liquor liability insurance

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

BEST FOR
  • 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 insurance (or excess liability insurance) boosts coverage on general liability or employer's liability policies.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injury lawsuits
  • Customer property damage lawsuits
  • Employee injury lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

Commercial auto insurance is usually required for business-owned vehicles. It covers the cost of accidents involving a grocery store's delivery truck or other vehicle.

BEST FOR
  • Physical damage and collision coverage
  • Injuries caused to another person
  • Repairs due to vandalism or weather
Looking for different coverage? See more policies.

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.

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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