Effective October 1, 2018, the below minimum stock levels are required of all authorized and applicant grocery vendors. An inability to obtain or continue to stock these minimum amounts and minimum varieties in any category at the store site may result in application denial, or in the case of authorized grocery vendors, sanction point assessments or denial of reauthorization application. Refer to the West Virginia WIC Approved Shopping Guide
for approved foods and approved packaging sizes.
During the on-site inspection performed as part of the application or reauthorization process, or during routine monitoring, a State WIC representative will check your stock levels to ensure these minimum levels are present on the date of review. Please be aware that a representative from the State Office can make either an announced or unannounced visit to your store at any time.
Per West Virginia WIC Policy & Procedure 8.11
, Authorized WIC Vendors may request exemptions from minimum stock requirements for individual food categories based on the last 12 months of store redemptions.
These requirements are only the minimum amount and variety required to be stocked in your store. It is strongly encouraged for WIC Vendors to stock as many varieties of WIC approved foods as possible.
If you have any questions or concerns about the rules and regulations of the West Virginia WIC Program, please feel free to contact the West Virginia WIC Program’s Vendor Management Unit by telephone at (304) 558-1115 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group 1 are Mass Merchandisers that sells a wide variety of merchandise
but also carries groceries, owns a distribution center, and operates
Peer Group 2 are National Grocery Chains that primarily sells
groceries, has own distribution center, and operates in 10 or more states.
Peer Group 3 are Regional Grocery Chains that primarily sells
groceries, orders from a corporate or national grocer distribution center, and operates
in 4-9 states and/or corporate headquarters not in West Virginia.
Group 4 are Local Grocery Chains that primarily sells groceries, orders through
corporate or national grocer distribution center, and operates in 3 or less
states and/or in more than one WIC region of West Virginia.
Group 5 are Rural Independent Grocers that primarily sells groceries, uses a
third-party distribution center, and operates in only one WIC region of the
West Virginia. *May include franchisee
of national grocer.
Group 6 are Isolated Independent Stores that sells a wide variety of
merchandise but has a limited assortment of grocery items, uses third-party
distribution center, and operates in only one WIC region of West Virginia.