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Meijer to Host Black Business Month Summit; Carla Hendon Shares

Meijer to Host Black Business Month Summit; Carla Hendon Shares

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Meijer is continuing its efforts to increase supplier diversity, this time by hosting a one-day Black Business Month Summit. The event will take place on August 16 and aims to create opportunities and connections between Black business owners and Meijer merchants.

Carla Hendon, Director of Supplier Diversity, Meijer"In celebration of Black Business Month this August, the Summit is aimed to highlight the achievements, contributions, and economic impact made by Black entrepreneurs and business owners," said Carla Hendon, Director of Supplier Diversity. "This event also gives Black-owned businesses the opportunity to demonstrate the quality, uniqueness, and value of their products directly to our buyers."

According to a press release, participating Black vendors can expect:

  • A virtual mentorship preparation call on July 17, which will provide valuable insights and guidance on how to effectively prepare for the event
  • An in-person booth display exhibit for their business during the summit
  • Allotted time to meet one-on-one with Meijer merchants to pitch products, address questions, and receive direct feedback

Meijer's summit is open to all potential and existing United States vendors, as well as growing vendors looking to expand their brand into larger stores. Interested Black-owned businesses that manufacture or grow retail-ready products can register here by July 14.

Meijer will be hosting a one-day Black Business Month Summit as part of its ongoing initiative for supplier diversity

As retailers introduce new ways to increase supplier diversity, Deli Market News will keep you in the know.