State Department of Agriculture Program: Connecticut

State Department of California
California Grown
: California Grown is all about connecting Californians with the people who grow and produce their food. It really is that simple. Farmers have a lot of stories to tell and want to welcome you into their fields so you can really understand where your food comes from – and how important you are to the process.
California Made: CA Made is a new state labeling program designed to encourage consumer product awareness and to promote the purchase of products manufactured in California. The program is administered by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
Core Customers:  Retail
California is home to a number of important customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include Petco, Road Runner Sports, Big Five Sporting Goods, Williams Sonoma, Costco, Grocery Outlet, 99 Only, Bevmo, Cost Plus World Markets, Fry’s Electronics, West Marine, 24 Hour Fitness, Sport Chalet, AM/PM, Fallas Paredes, American Golf, Nutri Shops, Tony’s Fine Foods, DPI, Core-Mark, LA Fitness, Sephora, Old Navy, WSS Shoe Stores, Curacao, Busy Body, Baby News, Armstrong Nurseries, The North Face, Patagonia, Planet Beauty, Max Muscle, Relax The Back, Pricesmart, Harbor Freight Tools, Stater Bros, Bristol Farms, Nutrition Express, Baron’s, Gelson’s, Unified Grocers, Rainbow Acres, Mother’s Markets, Whole Foods So Cal, Whole Foods No Cal, Andronico’s, Northgate Markets, Tawa, Real Goods, Elliot’s, Clark’s Nutrition, Jensen’s, Fresh and Easy, KV Mart, Smart and Final, Kroger (Ralph’s, Food 4 Less), Save Mart, Raley’s, Albertson’s, Jon’s Markets, Super A Foods, Trader Joe’s, Cardena’s Markets, Safeway, Pitco, Seafood City, New Leaf Markets, Nature’s Best, UNFI, Lassen’s, Superior Frontier, Draeger’s, Nijiya Markets, Nugget Markets and O’Brien’s Markets.

Core Customers:  Retail
Connecticut is home to a number of important retail  and food service customers who are ideal to look at for distribution.  These include Carter’s, Bob’s Stores, Eblen’s, Acme Auto Parts, Cumberland Farms, LCN Outdoors, S and S Worldwide, Healthrax, New England Fitness, Bozzuto’s, Stew Leonards, Retail Service Associates, UNFI, Namco Pools, Bowtie Cinemas, Sodexo, Aramark, Compass, Cutting Edge Pizza, The Whole Donut Group, Mohegan Sun Casino, Waterford Hotel Group, Canteen Vending, Eurest Dining, Subway, New Castle Hotels, Hilton NE Office, Sandella’s, etc.