The Retail Collection includes resources developed or used by the Independent Grocers Task Force to complement its statewide in-store retail trainings, including the Take 5 video series and the Small Bites newsletter archive along with written resources designed to help retailers more effectively source and merchandise local food. Video episode topics include promotions, purchasing, merchandising, in-store displays, signage, sampling, and procurement. The written resources cover purchasing, merchandising, operations, financials, and staffing. Farmers and specialty food producers interested in learning more about best practices in retail merchandising may also find value in the video series.
Resources in this Collection
Take 5 Episodes
An introduction to the local food landscape in Vermont.
A look at how to build effective relationships with local producers and the local gateway products that can help jump-start…
Tips that cover guidance on ordering, delivery, invoicing and billing, crediting, and additional requirements and policies when sourcing from local…
This episode covers the 5 keys questions to ask after you've brought in new product to your store: (1) Have sales…
Tip sheet for building and maintaining efficient relationships with local vendors.
Strategies covering the 5 Ps of Marketing: Product, Placement, Pricing, Promotion, and People.