Meijer to Host Black Business Month Summit; Carla Hendon Shares
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - August 16 will be a big day for Meijer this year. The retailer announced that it will be hosting a one-day Black Business Month Summit as part of its ongoing initiative for supplier diversity. Organized by the Meijer Supplier Diversity Team, the summit aims to generate opportunities and establish connections between Black business owners and Meijer merchants.
"In celebration of Black Business Month this August, the Summit is aimed to highlight the achievements, contributions, and economic impact made by Black entrepreneurs and business owners," said Carla Hendon, Director of Supplier Diversity. "This event also gives Black-owned businesses the opportunity to demonstrate the quality, uniqueness, and value of their products directly to our buyers."
According to a press release, participating Black vendors can expect:
- A virtual mentorship preparation call on July 17, which will provide valuable insights and guidance on how to effectively prepare for the event
- An in-person booth display exhibit for their business during the summit
- Allotted time to meet one-on-one with Meijer merchants to pitch products, address questions, and receive direct feedback
Meijer's summit is open to all potential and existing United States vendors, as well as growing vendors looking to expand their brand into larger stores. Interested Black-owned businesses that manufacture or grow retail-ready products can register here by July 14.
We look forward to seeing more diversity in the retail space in the coming months.