Local heroes

Major, Meg
May 2006
Progressive Grocer;5/1/2006, Vol. 85 Issue 7, p106
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the emerging significance of homegrown state agricultural marketing programs for the U.S. supermarket industry. The month of May is typically a peak season for agricultural promotional program officials to visit retailers and discuss buying patterns and other significant issues for the upcoming produce-selling season. A background on the Jersey Fresh initiative is presented. One of the common complaints of local growers is the difficulty of working with several supermarket operators in the U.S. INSETS: Publix helps spread some sunshine;Where the shrimp are;Pickin' and grinnin' in Tennessee; gone fishin' in Alaska.


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