Made in Ohio: Heinen's to host 'Shark Bank' competition

July 10 2017

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Heinen's Grocery Store is hosting its third "Shark Bank" competition this summer. The grocer, which got its start in Cleveland in 1929, wants to help get more local artisans' products into its Ohio stores.

"We try and embrace our local products and people," said Ed Thompkins, director of wine and beer events. "Not just because it's local, but because there's some quality things going on is this reason."

Zipping down aisles at Heinen's locations shoppers will see countless locally-produced items including Cleveland Coffee Company, Randy's Pickles and Cleveland Kraut.

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