Grocery is one the most difficult and desired categories there is to get ungated for. There are massive amounts of profits to be made and it’s very easy and cheap to create your own private label products for this category. Items such as coffee, cookies & chocolate are all very profitable. Retail arbitrage is also very easy due to the huge amount of brands and products that are available. Since we are dealing with food though there are some very specific issues that can arise.
The first is that you have expiration dates on all Grocery items that you sell. The next problem is that a good number of manufacturers are starting to enforce online arbitrage with their products so you need to be mindful when looking for arbitrage products.
Amazon will inform you of this when you create your product listing and again having a private label product is your best and most profitable option.
In general 70% or more of grocery products are NOT brand restricted.