Instore - August 2018 - 16
At its annual
by Andy Nelson
ocal" has been a buzz word in the food industry for so long,
you'd think it might be starting to lose some of its buzz.
You'd be wrong. Local is here to stay, industry insiders say, because
of the other things it conjures in consumers' minds: taste, freshness,
health, value, community. Better.
While local's popularity hasn't waned - in most instances, it's grown
-the definition of it, and consumers' expectations concerning it, have
evolved. And instore deli, bakery and prepared foods departments and
their suppliers have evolved right along with it.
16 * AUGUST 2018 * instore
"We realized we needed to toot our
own horn. We had taken it for granted.
Whole Foods isn't local at all, and
we've been doing it for 50 years. "
Carrie Walters, Dorothy Lane Market
DOROTHY LANE MARKET, WALKER'S FRESH FOODS
Instore retailers and their suppliers tap into
demand for locally grown and sourced foods