Purpose: To provide friendly, courteous customer service by checking out customer purchases promptly and accurately.


  • Come to work on time, dressed in accordance with Ellwood Thompson’s dress code policy, and ready to work.
  • Greet customers, off friendly helpful service.
  • Check out customer purchases quickly and accurately, using correct prices, departments and PLU codes.
  • Call for back-up as needed so that customers wait as little as possible to be checked out.
  • Bag groceries and ask customers if they need further help.
  • Promote special events, 1st Natural Cards and exciting sale items.
  • Become familiar with store policies and products in order to answer customer questions. Refer unresolved questions to a Manager on Duty.
  • Follow security procedures with customers, cash-handling, potential shoplifters or robbers.
  • Maintain checking area, should be orderly and clean.
  • Maintain shopper and register supplies at check stands and stations.
  • During down times, actively seek out work that needs to be done.

Beyond the above-listed duties, it is the employee’s responsibility to respond to any task that is deemed necessary for the smooth operation of the department.


  • Must possess outstanding communication and people skills
  • Must be able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Experience in serving the public
  • Familiarity with natural foods
  • Accuracy, attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 25+ lbs.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Flexible schedule
  • Visible outgoing and friendly attitude.

The employees of Ellwood Thompson’s are a proud, knowledgeable, and diverse group of down-to-earth, talented, quirky and inspired individuals who are dedicated to a clear mission. Because of this and because we are a locally-owned and independent market, we don’t take the hiring process lightly. We only hire people who are as passionate and dedicated as the rest of our team.

Our full-time employees enjoy a benefits package that includes eligibility for comprehensive health and dental insurance (with an individual option at no premium cost), short-term disability and life insurance provided at no cost to them. All of our employees are offered store discounts as well as discounts from local businesses and other organizations we partner with, plus more.

If you believe you’d be a great addition to our team, be sure to browse the open positions listed below and follow the instructions on how to apply. Once you send us your application, there’s no need to follow up with a call – we’ll definitely let you know if you’re what we’re looking for.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and cover letter or download and complete an application from our website.

Ellwood Thompson’s offers a great benefits package including group health and dental coverage with an option for health/dental insurance at no cost to the employee, STD and Life Insurance 100% paid by company, accrued paid time off, profit sharing, employee discounts, 401K after one year, and more!

How to Apply:

  1. Come in to our store! We love putting faces to names. When you get here, walk up to our Customer Service desk and ask for the Manager on Duty. Tell them what position you’d like to apply for and they’ll be sure to get you the right application. You can fill it out in-store or at home, but be sure to take your time. You’re free to attach your resume to your application – we love seeing resumes, too! Once you’re done, return your application to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.
  2. Download your Ellwood's Job Application (PDF) and fill it out, taking your time to make sure you give us everything we’re looking for. After you’re done email it to Jobs@Ellwoodthompsons.com or bring it in! Hand it to the Manager on Duty or anyone at the Customer Service desk.

Remember, most of our positions get filled quickly and we are looking for the best, so make sure you shine!

And again – no phone calls – you can bet we’re on top of it!

Thank you for your interest!

Download your application HERE.

Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We love all walks of life.

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