Independent Grocers


Take 5 Retail Training Videos Released

Take 5 is a series of 12 local food sourcing and merchandising training videos for Vermont retail stores to help increase local food sales. They are helpful for food producers to watch as well - in order to better understand the needs of retailers, and thus more effectively sell to them.

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Take Five Retail Training Episodes in development

The Independent Grocers Task Force is creating a new series of training video episodes designed to help independent retailers excel in their business called Take Five Retail Training Episodes.

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Independent Grocery research report - Phase 2

The task force project team developed and implemented a survey to gather data about current buying habits and gauge interest in technical and marketing assistance designed to increase the availability and sale of local foods in independent grocery stores.

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Independent Grocers Assessment Released

The Supply and Demand Task Force published a study of opportunities and barriers for selling local food at independent grocery stores in Vermont that analyzes survey results from 73 retail stores and in-depth local food assessments at six stores.

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