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Whole Foods’ local foragers fill store shelves

The retailer tasks regional team members to discover and bring in local suppliers

Are the days gone of a small, local brand getting discovered and finding its way to retail? Kelly Landrieu, global coordinator for local brands at Whole Foods Market, says the dream is still alive and well. In fact, she runs a program with local "foragers" that charges Whole Foods Market team members with discovering the best new suppliers (which includes farmers, fishermen and CPG brands) in their regions.

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