Founded in 2006, our Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP) lends money to small-scale, local or emerging producers across the U.S. and Canada to help them grow their businesses. The program serves to deepen our commitment to local suppliers opens in a new tab through investment in the people, businesses and economies of the communities we serve. It also enables us to offer a wide assortment of local, differentiated products across departments for our customers.
Our Local Producer Loan Program has provided over 365 loans, representing roughly $28 million in capital for its recipients. Meet some of our suppliers in our U.S. regions that we’ve helped grow from the ground up.