Meijer Invites Environmentally Focused Suppliers to Participate in Upcoming Sustainability Summit; Don Sanderson Comments
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - September has only just begun, and I can already taste the flavors of fall. Not only will the season be bringing along colorful leaves and colder temperatures, but it will also be the time for Meijer’s Sustainability Summit. Taking place October 11–13, the virtual event will give even more vendors nationwide the opportunity to showcase their environmentally focused products.
"At Meijer, we understand that to be a good company, we must be a good neighbor, which is why we're interested in meeting new vendors to further integrate sustainability attributes into our product offerings and daily operations," said Don Sanderson, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer. "We want to provide our customers with the great products they're looking for while also being mindful of the impact those products make within our communities and the world around us."
In order to meet its sustainability standards, Meijer merchants are targeting 38 different certifications on vendor products, or their manufacturing and procurement processes. For example, the retailer's grocery and consumable merchants are looking for vendors who participate in the Rainforest Alliance Certification Program. According to a press release, Meijer is also seeking products across all categories with sustainable packaging attributes.
Meijer is partnering with Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) and its subsidiary product discovery tool, RangeMe, to host this event through the company's ECRM Connect virtual platform. Suppliers not chosen for the summit will still be accessible through the RangeMe registration tool and may be reviewed by Meijer merchants again in the future.
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