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Natural Grocers Streamlines Vendor Submission Program

Specialty Food Association

Natural Grocers is partnering with RangeMe to streamline the search for products that meet its high-quality standards for customers, according to the retailer.

"Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers' vendor submission program," explained Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers VP, purchasing, in a statement. "The digitization of the process means that before samples are even sent we can quickly see which vendor submissions meet our high-quality standards. The efficiency this brings to our process helps save on shipping and packaging waste and allows the purchasing team time to focus on key items and categories that we are looking to expand. We are also excited about the possibilities RangeMe provides in connecting us with new brands and products."

Natural Grocers adheres to a list of items it will not carry, including hydrogenated oils, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. This guide is used when vetting products to bring into its stores.

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