We're excited to be featured on the Today's Grocer, a major magazine for grocers of all size. Forager is trying to reduce the headache of sourcing local food for grocers, so they can place more local food on the shelves for all consumers.
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."
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.