Date Added: Nov 2010
With Small Business Saturday only a few days away, it's important to remember that business owners - not just consumers - can also support local, small businesses. One sector where supporting local businesses has tremendous financial advantages is the food service business. The $580 billion restaurant industry is realizing that sourcing ingredients locally is not just a "Feel good fad" but instead a long-term trend with inherent advantages over today's food sourcing model. For larger food service businesses, doubts about scalability have prevented working with local suppliers.