Another chance to land on national shelves has arrived through Albertsons Companies’ annual search. The retailer is bolstering its robust network of suppliers, revealing its annual application process for certified diverse-owned suppliers and welcoming applications from diverse owners interested in having their products considered for one or more of Albertsons’ banners.
“We believe that when we support and work with underrepresented businesses, we create an inviting grocery store experience that brings people together around the joys of food,” said Monique Lanaux, General Vice President and Chief Talent and Diversity Officer. “Diverse suppliers enable us to continually deliver product innovation and cultural relevance to our shelves, ensuring our curated local assortments are inclusive of the diverse communities we proudly serve.”
According to the release, the Albertsons Cos. Supplier Diversity Program is designed to identify and support diverse-owned suppliers looking to grow their business with Albertsons and its banner stores. Certified diverse-owned suppliers—which include individual, small and mid-sized businesses that are at least 51 percent owned, controlled, and operated by women, Black, indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, or people with disabilities—are welcome to apply.
For those interested in learning about the process and RangeMe, Albertson’s partner in arms, click here.
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