PCC Community Markets' expert merchandisers Noah Smith and Steven Jamieson share their top tips for brands looking to join their shelves.

New Hope Network staff

February 22, 2024

2 Min Read
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With 16 stores in the Puget Sound area of Washington state, PCC Markets today continues its more than 70-year legacy of serving its communities through outstanding products, warm and efficient customer service and winning atmospheres. Brands across the organic and natural products industry work hard to gain shelf space in PCC Markets’ 16 stores, as PCC Markets has nurtured an unusually loyal and passionate customer base.

Interested in seeing your products on PCC Markets shelves? Then join us for this Buyerside Chat with PCC Markets’ buyers Noah Smith and Steven Jamieson for their savvy, insider look at key factors that turn brands’ dreams—shelf space!—into reality. 

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Speakers

Noah Smith
Grocery Merchandiser at PCC Community Markets 

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Noah Smith has over 30 years of Grocery experience in a variety of roles including retail, merchandising, product procurement, category management, and vendor relations.  He has been with PCC Community Markets since 2006. 

Steven Jamieson
Health and Body Care Merchandiser at PCC Community Markets 

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Steven Jamieson has been with PCC Community Markets for nearly 10 years and currently is the lead merchandiser for the Health and Body Care (HBC) team. His responsibilities include managing and nurturing relationships with hundreds of PCC’s vendors in addition to mentoring and leading the co-op’s wellness staff across its 16 locations. Steven and his team work to ensure that PCC carries the cleanest of HBC products that have the same integrity and outstanding quality as the food on the co-op’s shelves. In fact, PCC’s HBC products are free of over 500 ingredients common in products carried by major retailers, resulting in the co-op having some of the highest standards in the nation. 

Steven’s connection to the co-op started at a young age; he was raised growing fruits and vegetables on his grandparents’ ranch in Washington state. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Culinary Arts from Bastyr University. 

Douglas Brown
Senior Retail Reporter at New Hope Network 

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Douglas Brown worked as a full-time journalist for daily newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years, including six years covering the White House and Capitol Hill and a decade writing about food and agriculture for The Denver Post. He now serves as New Hope's senior retail reporter, covering a broad range of industry sectors. 

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