The Force Behind
Our Grocery Start Program

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The Retail Learning Institute is pleased to introduce Grocery Start, a vocational online training program dedicated to offer individuals and organizations worldwide a pay-per-training option with content tailored for the food retail industry. The program allows you to purchase individual courses, course bundles (learning plans) and even certifications.

Tablet showcasing some of the courses in the Learning Portal page

Around The World Since 1988

The Retail Learning Institute is a people development organization supported by The Coca-Cola Company. The Institute has been dedicated to providing learning resources for food retailers worldwide. As an educational organization, it serves more than 10,000 businesses with blended training programs that include 185+ industry-specific online courses organized into four categories, essentials, compliance, departmental, and special series. The Institute also provides retailers and associations with their own branded online corporate universities.

Meet the team

Paulo Goelzer
President & CEO

Ana Velázquez
Learning Solutions Director

Jason King
Curriculum Design & Development Manager

Christina Watkins
Learning Solutions Coordinator

Tom Lunzer
E-Learning Developer

Bridget Carney
Instructional Designer

Gustavo Rueda
Spanish Course Editor and Developer

Julie Torres
Graphics + Web Designer

Tamara E. Babilonia
Spanish Translator