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A message from Matti, Vice President of General Merchandise at WinCo Foods

I am so excited about our Department in the New Year. There are so many great things happening and we have some great buyers delivering great new items.

My Top 3 Favorite Items (1 in each of our Departments)

  • 48 HABA – Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt – Lavender (Good for sore feet and extra relaxing for stress)
  • 49 Variety – Panda Express Sauces (Mandarin, Orange, Sweet Chili, Kung Pao, Beijing)
  • 50 GM - Standing and Sitting Unicorn Pet Toys (New Item for us in 2020)

I love HABA/Variety/GM because it is never the same. We are the department that introduces new, exciting, seasonal items every month and every season and every holiday. Our department is ever changing to the new trends and needs and requests of the customers. What is more important than taking care of your Mind, Spirit and Body? Our Health and Beauty department provides so many important things to keep our customers healthy. From Analgesics/Cold/Flu/Allergy Products to Haircare to Oral Hygiene to Vitamins and everything in between. Our Variety department provides healthy, organic options to Candy/Gum/Mints to Seasonal Candy to Spices/Seasonings/Healthy for you snack options and protein options. And the General Merchandise department is fun and exciting and provides products to get our houses and pets ready for the seasons.

Our department is important as taking care of one’s health is more than merely eating the right food, exercising and attending to your ailments. It includes leading a healthy lifestyle and taking care of outer aspects of your physical appearance which are very important for health, and ultimately have a soothing impact on the mind and body.

These include tending to issues like dry/oily skin, dry/colored/damaged hair, nail care, etc. Using health and beauty products are thus an essential item for one’s health and personal hygiene. Health and beauty products can be classified into different categories: Hair care products- Hair shampoos and conditioners, hair gel, hair oil, etc; Body care products- Body Lotions, Body oils, etc; nail care products- nail cutter, nail file, cuticle creams; Cosmetics and make-up products- Lipstick, Eye liner, Eye pencil, eye shadows, mascara, etc. And what is so great is at WinCo in these 3 dynamic departments, we provide the unique finds and healthy options as well as any household need.

While certain products are targeted at enhancing your personal hygiene other products target enhancing your beauty. It is important to know the difference between the two.

Certain products are essential to maintain personal hygiene like certain bath products like soaps, shower gels, shampoos, deodorants, hair shampoos and conditioners, nail care products like a nail cutter, file, etc.

Beauty products include those items that are not essential for personal hygiene but merely enhance your beauty. These include using products like eye shadow, eye makeup- eye liner, mascara, eye pencil, etc.

Very often beauty product brands are associated with health care products (soaps, shampoos, etc). For e.g. L’Oréal is a brand that is associated with beauty products like eye pencil, eye liner, etc as well as it includes personal hygiene products like shampoos, conditioners, Neutrogena skin and beauty products, etc. We offer many brands at the best price.

The most important part of HABA/Variety/GM is we have a wide range of products at a great price which include so many great WinCo Brand items including new nail care like clippers, men's & women's razors and beauty items like makeup remover towelettes. 


Did you know you can buy DVD’s, Phone Accessories, Bakeware, Kitchen, Pet Care and supplies, Household Goods and Stationary and Office Products at WinCo?

We are more than just food at WinCo, that is where our department comes in it is so special and exciting and challenging all at the same time. Come see our new offerings.


Thank you, 


Vice President of General Merchandise, WinCo Foods