Well folks, it’s been a long time in the making and a dream come true. Thanks to the efforts of the Bluff City BBQ Supply team and cooperation with Kroger Grocery Stores, we’re finally stocked in local Kroger stores throughout Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee. As a new startup in the BBQ sauces and spices business, we were up against several obstacles and a lot of red tape to get everything just right, but we’ve done it, and we’re in it for the long haul. With cooperation from John Auker of Delta Cuisine, we were able to leverage a vast breadth of knowledge from all perspectives of mass production and distributions of products within a larger organization like Kroger. The four of us rolled up our sleeves and went to work making the largest batches of Sauce Beautiful, Hot Sauce Beautiful, White Sauce Beautiful, Rub Beautiful, and Hickory Rub Beautiful that we’ve ever made in the entirety of our own company, but also even larger than any batch ever made by Jim Quessenberry and the Arkansas Trav’ler BBQ Specialties crew. It was a humbling feeling to know that every batch from now on will be larger, and with much more demand than each previous batch. Barbecue is truly a gift that my father left in his legacy, and I know that he’d be proud to see the outcome of his hobby turned professional.
As for Kroger and the details, we are currently proud to announce that we’ve doubled the number of stores available to our customers for local shopping by landing this deal to be featured as a local manufacturer and distributor in the Kroger family. We began the journey several months ago and have worked on every single part of the puzzle until the final picture is complete. There were tests we had to take, paperwork that had to be completed, and figures to calculate, but in the end it has all been worth it.
Keep in mind that all Bluff City BBQ Supply products are handmade with love and attention to detail by families and friends that live in your area. We’re covering Northeast Arkansas with the Quessenberry brothers who make the trip to West Memphis to meet up with The Grumbles family and the Marchetta family from Southhaven, MS and Memphis, TN respectively. Our products are made in the mid-south with you in mind. We’re Tigers, Red Wolves, Grizzlies, Rebels, Volunteers, Razorbacks, and Redbirds like many of you. We love sports, outdoors, grilling, smoking, hunting, fishing, and football. We’re here. We’re local.
My brother Michael and I are truly rich in the sense that we have great partners, a skilled and determined labor force, a dedicated sales manager, a precise and accurate financial officer, a gifted multimedia marketing director, and more importantly, life long friends who are in this for the long haul. Thank you Pete, Jeff, Claire, Lynn, Patrick, Wesley, Matt, and our customers for being our friends and extended family. Thank you Kroger for taking a shot at making us successful in your stores. We will truly shine and will keep your shelves hot from all the friction of jars sliding forward and into your customers’ carts.
Be sure to visit your neighborhood Kroger and pick up a bottle of our sauce when the time comes for you to enjoy food with your family.
Partner – Bluff City BBQ Supply
Kroger 398 – 941 NORTH PARKWAY JACKSON, TN
Kroger 405 – 5995 STAGE ROAD BARTLETT, TN
Kroger 410 – 676 N. GERMANTOWN PKY CORDOVA, TN
Kroger 426 – 1675 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY CORDOVA, TN
Kroger 433 – 11630 HWY 51 SOUTH ATOKA, TN
Kroger 456 – 7615 HIGHWAY 70 BARTLETT, TN
Kroger 462 – 7265 HWY 64 OAKLAND, TN
Kroger 463 – 11635 HWY 70 ARLINGTON, TN
Kroger 489 – 2942 KIRBY WHITTEN BARTLETT, TN
Kroger 339 – 6660 POPLAR AVE MEMPHIS, TN
Kroger 387 – 240 NEW BYHALIA RD COLLIERVILLE, TN
Kroger 437 – 7942 WINCHESTER ROAD MEMPHIS, TN
Kroger 457 – 1230 N. HOUSTON LEVEE RD. CORDOVA, TN
Kroger 481 – 3685 S. HOUSTON LEVEE RD COLLIERVILLE, TN
Kroger 440 – 9025 HIGHWAY 64 LAKELAND, TN
Kroger 468 – 35 WEST UNIVERSITY PKWY JACKSON, TN
Kroger 452 – 7427 GOODMAN ROAD OLIVE BRANCH, MS
Kroger 464 – 3095 GOODMAN RD E. SOUTHAVEN, MS
Kroger 416 – 2130 EXETER ROAD GERMANTOWN, TN
Kroger 488 – 3444 PLAZA MEMPHIS, TN
Kroger 419 – 7735 FARMINGTON MEMPHIS, TN