June 25, 2012 in Resources
Download and watch this webinar (organized by Countryside Conservancy) about building relationships with regional grocers. Terry Romp, the buyer for Heinen’s Fine Foods, a local chain of 17 grocers in northeast Ohio, presents this webinar. Romp has developed the local purchasing program at the store and has nurtured relationships with local and regional growers. A fourth generation produce marketer, Romp discusses best practices for growers who want to sell to regional grocers, along with information about packaging requirements, billing, volume, and delivery to help aid local growers who want to sell their products to grocery stores. This information might be useful for those interested in the way local chains make produce purchasing decisions.