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Harris Teeter to Host Supplier Diversity Summit

Specialty Food Association

Harris Teeter announced today that it invites diverse-owned product suppliers to apply to join a virtual Supplier Diversity Summit that will take place March 28-30. The company will work to increase sourcing from suppliers that are at least 51 percent owned, operated, and managed by certified minority-, LGBTQ+-, woman-, veteran- and disability-owned businesses.

“Our goal is for Harris Teeter—our people and our products—to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve,” said Danna Robinson, director of corporate affairs for Harris Teeter, in a statement.  “Through the identification and support of minority-owned businesses, Harris Teeter will cultivate new vendor relationships to empower diverse suppliers and enhance economic growth.”

The grocer is currently looking for suppliers in the following categories:

• Perishables

• Non-Perishables

• Nonfoods

• Health & Beauty Care

• General Merchandise

Harris Teeter is partnering with RangeMe, an online product sourcing platform, to manage all product submissions by qualifying and connecting suppliers with the appropriate Harris Teeter associates.

Upon receipt of applications, Harris Teeter will review and select the vendors it would like to meet with virtually through the ECRM Connect meeting platform.

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