About Us

Our Story

From humble small town beginnings to a thriving business with multiple locations.

In 1992 Ron Kingery sold his Evansville, Indiana based food brokerage company of 21 years. Starting from scratch, he rented a small 15′ x 20′ office space in Carmi, IL and started his own grocery salvage and closeout business with nothing more than a phone, fax, and a handful of contacts.

Since then, he has relocated to a larger office complete with a 35,000 square foot warehouse and 25,000 square foot salvage grocery store called Little Giant Grocery Outlet. Kingery & Associates supplies many retailers throughout the United States including dollar stores, food banks, and correctional facilities. Kingery also labels its own vegetables and fruit under the names Little Giant and Garden Crest.

A Message from the Founder

Thank you for visiting our website! We are traders with over 25 years of experience in salvage grocery, overstock, distressed inventory, and closeouts. We own our own warehouses, stores, and fleet of 40 trucks. We buy large blocks of inventory from many of the nation’s largest manufacturers and sell to secondary markets nationwide. Give us a call today and see why we are one of the most trusted names in the grocery salvage business.