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Hy-Vee to Host 'Best of Local Brands' Summit

Specialty Food Association

Hy-Vee, Inc. will host its fifth “Best of Local Brands” summit from Wednesday, February 16 to Friday, February 18, to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 280 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The summit will consist of 15- to 30-minute virtual presentations from selected suppliers. Hy-Vee is currently accepting submissions in the following categories of retail-ready products: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care. 

In 2022, Hy-Vee will continue to elevate its efforts of identifying suppliers with diverse backgrounds and encourages minority-owned and women-owned businesses to apply for the quarterly summits.

ECRM and RangeMe are helping Hy-Vee source, qualify, and connect suppliers with the appropriate buyers. All sourcing and product submissions will be made through RangeMe and ECRM will qualify suppliers, create curated meeting schedules, and facilitate face-to-face meeting execution with Hy-Vee buyers to introduce new and innovative products into the marketplace.

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