Wakefern Shops for New Suppliers
KEASBEY, NJ - Wakefern is shopping for some new suppliers to add to its repertoire for the summer. The retailer, who operates the banners ShopRite, Price Rite, Fresh Grocer, and Dearborn Market, has announced that it will host a one-day meeting on May 17 to recruit potential new vendors.
"Wakefern is looking forward to working with ECRM to find exciting new suppliers and products for our stores,” said Parag Shah, Vice President of Grocery, according to a report from NJBiz. “We continue to grow our existing private label portfolio with innovative and award-winning new brands such as Wholesome Pantry, and believe this summit will bring us exciting new opportunities.”
The report explained that Wakefern buyers will be focused on finding a number of new products, including store brand opportunities, especially in the following categories:
During the meet-up, prospective suppliers will have a chance to speak one-on-one with Wakefern buyers and category managers, in private, 20-minute meetings. Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), a business improvement company, will manage product submissions from suppliers and facilitate the meetings for Wakefern.
The meetings will take place on May 17 at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, New Jersey. Will this move bring on an influx of new produce products across Wakefern’s banners? AndNowUKnow is ready to find out.