Speed is key to Strack’s local produce initiative

Speed is key to Strack’s local produce initiative

When it comes to doing local, size matters. So too does speed.

Those are two lessons Strack & Van Til has learned after testing new local produce offerings at select stores over the summer. Size matters because buying from small suppliers only allows the retailer to cover a limited number of stores, explained Dave Negron, VP of perishables and fresh at the 38-store operator. Speed, he said, is required to take advantage of buying opportunities when they arise.

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