Grocery Clerk Job Description

A Grocery Clerk is responsible for stocking shelves, assisting customers, and cleaning the store. Their main function is to ensure the grocery store runs efficiently and is well-stocked.

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We are looking for a friendly and detail-oriented individual for the position of Grocery Clerk. The successful candidate will be responsible for customer satisfaction, preparing sales displays, stocking products, and maintain a clean and organized store. You will also be responsible for helping customers find products they are looking for and make suggestions or provide information about store products.


Grocery clerks typically earn a yearly salary of $34,000 per year with a range of $18,000 to $47,000.


  • Customer service.
  • Organization.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Helpful personality.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Communication skills.
  • Ability to lift at least 25lbs and remain on your feet for the duration of your shift.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Escort customers to the appropriate aisles to find the specific products they are looking for.
  • Respond politely to customer requests.
  • Provide excellent customer service at all times.
  • Maintain a clean and safe store, eliminating all hazards such as spills or knocked over displays.
  • Stock shelves.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly store appearance.
  • Clean floors.
  • Set up or take down store displays or promotional materials.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in a retail or customer service oriented position is preferred.
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