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Forager: Digital Pipeline for Sourcing Local Food
Forager is going to make waves. This company changes the way we source food, making locally grown options more readily available . . . The technology that Forager implements will transform a billion-dollar industry that affects every single one of us.
The Forager platform is a web-based Procure-to-Pay solution that greatly reduces the time and friction of procuring local food by digitizing the local supplier-wholesale buyer relationship. For suppliers, Forager offers simple tools to manage availability lists and orders, as well as EFT payment direct to supplier bank accounts. For buyers, Forager provides a robust, fully-digital procurement lifecycle tool from order origination through delivery and payment, including local food analytics and integration via data file export with inventory/POS and accounting systems. We also support integration with custom backend solutions.
Our mission is to increase the amount of local food available to consumers via traditional grocery retailers by helping these retailers digitize and expand their local food relationships. As of September 2018, buyers have purchased over $1.8M of local food over our platform and suppliers have seen an average of 11% increase in sales to buyers on the platform.