Kroger-subsidiary NC-based grocer Harris Teeter announced today that it will invite diverse product suppliers to apply to join a virtual Supplier Diversity Summit. The summit will occur March 28 – 30, 2023. The retailer will work to identify and increase sourcing from suppliers that are at least 51% owned, operated and managed by people who are: disadvantaged, disabled, LGBTQ+, military veterans, minorities and/or women and sell grocery, general merchandise and/or beauty and personal care products
“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. “Through the identification and support of minority-owned businesses, Harris Teeter will cultivate new vendor relationships to empower diverse suppliers and enhance economic growth.”
Certified minority-, LGBTQ+-, woman-, veteran- and disability-owned businesses with retail-ready products in the following categories can apply by Friday, February 10 for consideration here.
- Health & Beauty Care
- General Merchandise
Harris Teeter is partnering with RangeMe 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 they would like to meet with virtually through the ECRM Connect meeting platform. Suppliers not chosen for the event will still be accessible through RangeMe and may be reviewed by Harris Teeter again in the future.
Vendors which do not qualify for the summit which is specifically for diverse vendors carrying services or products within of the categories mentioned above, are encouraged to submit information for consideration through the retailer’s Supplier Community page.