Today's Grocer: Staying Relevant in the Age of Online Retail

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2018 looks to be a dynamic year for grocers. Faced with increasing pressure to go digital and cut costs, our Founder and CEO David Stone outlines how retailers need to differentiate to thrive in this evolving market. 

See the full op-ed below or the entire issue here.

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Today's Grocer: The Amazon Underbelly - Doubling Down on Local

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In a new editorial on Today's Grocer, our Founder and CEO David Stone talks about the pressures pushing consumers online, and how grocers have to make local sourcing - providing the freshest food - the highest priority. 

"A fully online, centralized operation is never going to replace a store that has a connection to local farmers and can deliver on the promise of fresh, local and in-season produce."

See the full op-ed below or the entire issue here.

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Forbes: Little-Known Tech Startups Likely To Make A Splash In The Coming Years

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We may be a small company, but we have some big dreams. Dreams of making local food more widely available for everyone. Thank you Forbes and Forbes Technology Council for the recognition!

Little-Known Tech Startups Likely To Make A Splash In The Coming Years

"Forager is going to make waves. This company changes the way we source food, making locally grown options more readily available. The technology that Forager implements will transform a billion-dollar industry that affects every single one of us." - Tammy Cohen, InfoMart

FoodDive: Will this digital platform do a better job of getting local produce on grocery shelves?

Here is a well-written article which discusses the rapidly growing local food market and how our platform is providing an innovative solution to shifting market trends. 

Will this digital platform do a better job of getting local produce on grocery shelves?

"Many years after local products began showing up on mainstream grocery shelves, demand remains high. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that sales of locally produced foods hit $12 billion in 2014 and are projected to reach $20 billion by 2019."

"Forager, started by a co-founder of digital gift card company Cashstar, looks to streamline another important side of the relationship between retailers and local suppliers: procurement and payment. Buyers can sift through a database of local suppliers and see what they have available, then order, pay and arrange shipment through the platform. It centralizes supply data and saves a lot of back and forth between both sides."

"Forager recently wrapped up a pilot program in Maine that connected local suppliers with grocers, co-ops and wholesalers. It’ll be worth watching how the company fares as it expands its operations throughout the northeast."

New England Cable News Network: App Streamlines Farm-to-Table Process

New England Cable News Network: App Streamlines Farm-to-Table Process

Forager is delighted to be featured by New England Cable News Network! Check out the video linked below to see an overview of the ways in which our platform is increasing the efficiency and productivity of farmers and buyers here in Maine. The video includes interviews with our CEO and founder, David Stone, Sean Hagan, owner of Left Field Farm, and John Naylor, co-owner of Rosemont Market.