BELLEVUE, Wash. — Supermarkets rate high with consumers as places to buy local products, recent research shows, and that presents opportunity, Hartman Group officials said.
In fact, 62% of consumer respondents in a recent Hartman study named their local grocery store as the place where they frequently buy local products. Farmers' markets were named by 61%. By contrast, only 20% named health food stores.
Since consumers already feel they're buying local products at their