Fresh Thyme Market Partners With RangeMe to Search for Hyperlocal Products in St. Louis Area; Gerald Melville, Jane Wilcox, and Nicky Jackson Share
DOWNERS GROVE, IL - As both a trade writer and a consumer myself, I can say with confidence that the source and locality products has become of increasing importance to shoppers. With consumers opting more and more for locally grown and produced offerings, Fresh Thyme Market has partnered with RangeMe to go in search of hyperlocal products to fill the shelves of its new concept store in the historic Foundry area of St. Louis, Missouri.
“Community is at the core of everything we do at Fresh Thyme,” said Gerald Melville, Fresh Thyme Market President. “We know our customers appreciate supporting local, so we’re really pleased to partner with RangeMe to offer products made in the St. Louis area to ensure they have the best shopping experience possible.”
In its mission to find local suppliers, Fresh Thyme Market is focused on fresh, healthy, natural, and organic offerings that can be offered to its shoppers at affordable prices.
According to a press release, to seek out new suppliers and foster its relationship with the community, the grocer has partnered with RangeMe, an online product discovery and sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers. Together, the duo has set a goal of 1,000 local products to be included in the concept store.
“We are eager to source products made within the St. Louis region,” added Jane Wilcox, Store Manager of Fresh Thyme Market at the Foundry. “Being able to support our local community, both food producers and consumers, is one of the most exciting parts of the Foundry store’s opening later this year.”
By adding more local suppliers and products to its shelves, Fresh Thyme Market is looking to further its goal of providing real solutions for its shoppers across the communities that the company serves. The retailer strives to present a more thoughtful approach to grocery shopping, helping consumers live healthier lives. The new initiative within the St. Louis area also furthers the commitment to deepening its roots in the community.
Through RangeMe, Fresh Thyme will have access to over 200,000 suppliers and can use the service to streamline its search for brands that fit its criteria and that lie within the local area.
“Product localization is an essential part of continuing to deepen relationships with consumers,” explained Nicky Jackson, CEO and Founder of RangeMe. “Fresh Thyme has been an amazing retail partner for more than three years, and we are thrilled to work with them on this inspired initiative.”
How will fresh produce play into Fresh Thyme’s local supplier expansions? Keep reading AndNowUKnow for answers.