State Department of Agriculture Program: Utah’s Own
Utah’s Own helps you find quality local products, protect the environment, and strengthen Utah’s economy. Utah’s Own also helps local food companies with business-to-business networking, resourceful training and credible local branding.
Core Customers: Retail
Utah is home to a number of important retail customers who are important to look at for distribution. These include Associated Food Stores (Ridley’s, Lee’s Marketplace, Broulim’s, Stewart’s, Blair’s, Macey’s, Fresh Market, Dan’s, Dick’s, Lin’s), Smith’s Food and Drug (owned by Kroger), Maverik C-Stores, Harmon’s Supermarkets (a dominant local SLC chain), Sportsman’s Warehouse, Overstock.com, BackCountry.com, Intermountain Farmer’s Cooperative, Dixie Nutrition and many others.
Core Customers: Food Service
For the core food service targets the list would include Nicholas and Company, Sysco (regional offices), US Foods (regional offices), a number of hospital groups, universities such as BYU, Weber University and University of Utah, national parks such as Zion and Bryce, a number of regional restaurant chains, Canteen offices and more.
Local Product Distribution
Cross Roads Sales (www.crossroadssales.com) covers local products (for distribution) statewide including Associated Stores.