Large grocery chains such as Whole Foods have jumped on the local food bandwagon by finding niche local food suppliers. But it’s not always easy for these small stores to expand at the rate needed to meet Whole Foods’ unforeseen order sizes. Some local businesses even choose to reject Whole Foods’ requests in fear that their product quality will suffer. But when local businesses do accept the call to the big leagues, Whole Foods is patient with companies trying to meet these large order requests.
talk small, hear small, eat, sleep and breathe small. Because when you’re trying to connect with a small business, you must understand everything about those who run them.
The federal government has finally awarded 5% of federal government contracts to women-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2015, after more than 20 years of falling below the mark.