October 29, 2020
Within a two week timeframe, Forager participated in three food industry events: PMA Fresh Summit, ShopTalk Meetup, and FoodEdge 2020. All three virtual events provided important networking opportunities linking retailers with new products, new partners, and most importantly - new ideas.
Some key themes emerged related to Forager’s work expanding the local food economy throughout the U.S.:
Overall, we came away from these online virtual events with expanded excitement from grocers who understand that now is the time to build more regional and local supply chains. While this would normally mean a lot of expense and time, with partners like Forager, it is faster and easier than ever to support these trends in consumer demand and sustainability and deliver what consumers want more than anything else.
Check out more consumer trends, like the fact that 85% of consumers would change grocers to find more local food.