This spring and summer could shape up to be the brightest yet for local product sales. A recent study by The Hartman Group shows that 73% of consumers are buying locally sourced items. Of these, 62% say they're buying local at the supermarket. Over the past year especially, retailers have stepped up their supply and marketing of goods produced close to home. Price Chopper, for example, recently announced that it would start offering more local products throughout the store. And Ukrop's, ...

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