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Vendor application process

Becoming a WIC vendor

Be sure to read all instructions in the application packet before completing and submitting your application. If you have any questions, call the Vendor Answer Line at 1-877-807-0889. 


Application process for grocery stores

To become a WIC authorized grocery store, you must:

  • Have a permanent fixed location for your store with adequate refrigeration, freezer and shelf space.
  • Currently be Food Stamp/SNAP authorized (or pending authorization).
  • Commit to meeting WIC minimum stock requirements for ALL items at ALL times. For more information see Minimum Stock Requirements (PDF) for your store size and the WIC Food List. For small stores looking to boost produce sales or add more fruit and vegetable options, see our video How to Make Money Selling Produce.
  • Commit to keeping your pricing competitive with other stores in your peer group (PDF).
  • Commit to purchasing your infant formula from an allowed distributor (PDF).
  • Read the Sample Vendor Agreement (PDF) and be prepared to sign it if offered WIC authorization. 

If you meet the above requirements

 Download and complete the WIC application for grocery stores

Application process for pharmacies

WIC authorizes pharmacies to sell formula and medical foods only. Pharmacies are exempt from Minimum Stock Requirements.

To apply as a pharmacy

Download and complete the WIC application for pharmacies 

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