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A Friendly and Fresh Connection
Supporting local farmers, ranchers, growers and producers helps
connect the local community to the people who produce the foods
we consume. It also helps keep us connected to the growing seasons
and to the unique flavors and diversity of local crops and creations.
Preserving Character
Small local farms are a valuable component of a community's
character, helping maintain agricultural heritage, preserve land use
diversity and moderate development. Local product producers help
create products that feature the flavors, smells and textures of a
community - and are great for sharing with out-of-towners!
Crop Diversity and Quality
Many farmers producing for local markets choose to diversify,
growing a variety of crops instead of just one. This is a boon for
biodiversity and your palate, since local crops are harvested at their
peak of freshness and flavor.
Boost the Local Economy
Minimizing handling and transportation costs gives farmers,
ranchers, growers and producers maximum return on their
investment. And most of the money spent on local production stays
in the community, helping to boost the local economy.
Whole Foods Market

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distance 96% of consumers
say defines "local."
Source: AT Kearney

help create commercials that aren't directed to products
but directed to themes," Cook says. "We love to support
the local beef and hog farmers. It's a rolling billboard
as it goes down interstate, telling customers that we're
supporting our local agriculture."

At Kroger, local suppliers make their case
The Kroger Co. connects local and small-business
suppliers through a dedicated website, Kroger.com/
WeAreLocal.
Through the site, local farmers, ranchers and other
food and beverage producers are invited to connect with
Kroger and make their case for supplying stores in the
Cincinnati-based chain.
"At Kroger, we make it a priority to source locally -
after all, it's important to support our neighbors, and
sourcing locally gives us some of the freshest produce,
meat and seafood possible," according to the company.
"Plus, we recognize that every community has tastes and
products that are unique to their region. We make sure
we stock local items that are meaningful to our customers. It's an easy way to make a connection, and also help
the local economy."
"Kroger has always had a commitment to supporting
small-business owners and local vendors," says Mike
Donnelly, Kroger's executive vice president of merchandising and procurement. "Our business has a track
record of successfully blending centralized and decentralized decision making to promote local products
while also enjoying economies of scale. Since Kroger's
day one, we have had a longstanding, 365-day-a-year
commitment to support and source from local farmers, ranchers, food producers, wineries, breweries and
product makers. There are tastes and products that are
unique to every region."
Kroger currently sources from thousands of local
suppliers today, and its team of buyers continuously look
for opportunities to purchase regionally that allow the
company to expand its product portfolio for customers, stimulate the local economy and enhance product
freshness.
Sourcing locally also supports the company's sustainability commitments, including Kroger's Zero Hunger |
Zero Waste initiative.

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Editor's Note - Protein choices for all
Contents
The Wire - Organic food sales approach $48 billion
New ShopRite store features culinary center
Kroger piloting new Home Chef meals
WASTE NOT (as much)
Local focus
Bakery - Decorating trends
Sweet goods
Deli - TAILGATING, PICNICS
Sandwiches
Meat & Poultry - Protein alternatives
Sausage
Produce - Ripening
Avocados
Seafood - Cod, pollock, haddock
Food safety - Staying INSPECTION-READY
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PORTION CONTROL
SPOTLIGHT - SALADS
TECHNOLOGY - RECIPE MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - DIVING INTO LINE DATA TO HIT OPERATING GOALS
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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