Local foods are held in such high regard at Hannaford Supermarkets that the Scarborough, Maine-based retailer has created a new position to oversee the assortment. Wendy Ward, the chain's local sourcing specialist, serves as an ambassador and resource for local farmers and product makers. Ward's position is one of several new components to Hannaford's “Close to Home” initiative, which highlights locally farmed and produced foods and beverages. The chain has also created a designated local ...

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