Schnuck Markets Announces New Initiative to Find Additional Local Suppliers
ST. LOUIS, MO - The search for local suppliers continues to be a successful strategy for retailers as they build out their shopper footprint. Schnuck Markets recently launched its own search to find local suppliers, identifying companies located within 125 miles of its stores or in one of the four states served by Schnucks. The retailer is partnering with RangeMe in order to streamline the process.
“Our emphasis on local products connects us with the many communities throughout the areas we serve and introduces our customers to local treasures that can be found right in their own backyard,” said Deli Category Manager Andy DeCou. “Our communities depend on local businesses, and they depend on us to get their goods into the hands of customers.”
As demonstrated through Schnucks’ recent partnerships with St. Louis-area restaurants and its supplier diversity program, the local supplier program will promote an inclusive approach by introducing suppliers’ products.
Schnucks also recently announced a plan to buy more than $5 million of local produce and local goods from farmers who live and work within the communities served by the Midwest grocer, according to a press release.
“Schnucks’ commitment to source local products within their communities deeply aligns with our mission to help suppliers grow and thrive,” said Nicky Jackson, CEO and Founder at RangeMe. “We’re excited that RangeMe can assist on this amazing initiative by giving Schnucks’ buyers the tools to find local products at scale.”
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