Dollar General Announces Supplier Diversity Summit to Recruit New Vendors
GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - If you aren’t yet a vendor for Dollar General, the retailer is currently paging companies and manufacturers with exciting new products. Encouraging new suppliers and those who have not sold products to the company within the past 18 months, Dollar General is inviting applicants to attend its inaugural Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April of 2018.
"As part of Dollar General's continual commitment to provide quality products at everyday low prices to our diverse consumer base, we are thrilled to announce our first Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit scheduled for this spring," said Jason Reiser, Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer. "Having the right products to best meet our customers' needs is a foundational cornerstone at Dollar General. As such, we look forward to meeting with potential new vendors, learning about relevant products for our customers, and expanding the number of unique and specialized offerings available in our stores."
According to a press release, suppliers must sell items in at least one of the following categories to be eligible to attend:
- Beauty, Personal Care and Over-the-Counter/Wellness
- General Merchandise/All Non-Food
Dollar General is currently listed #128 on the Fortune 500 list and posted $22 billion in sales for fiscal year 2016. This event aims to pair its respective buyers and category managers with potential new vendors.
Selected companies will be subject to a $500 participation fee and notified via email by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) of the time, date, and location of their meeting with a member of the Dollar General merchandising team.
Interested suppliers, companies, and manufacturers may submit product information at www.rangeme.com/dollargeneral from tomorrow, January 30 through end of day Tuesday, February 20, 2018, to apply.