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Meijer Invites Environmentally Focused Suppliers to Participate in Upcoming Sustainability Summit; Don Sanderson Comments

Meijer Invites Environmentally Focused Suppliers to Participate in Upcoming Sustainability Summit; Don Sanderson Comments

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

Fall is just around the corner and serves as an optimal example of Mother Nature's beauty. In its ongoing commitment to protect the environment through sustainable measures, Meijer will be hosting its Sustainability Summit, a virtual event that will give vendors nationwide the chance to showcase their environmentally focused offerings.

Don Sanderson, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer, Meijer"At Meijer, we understand that to be a good company, we must be a good neighbor, which is why we're interested in meeting new vendors to further integrate sustainability attributes into our product offerings and daily operations," said Don Sanderson, Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer. "We want to provide our customers with the great products they're looking for, while also being mindful of the impact those products make within our communities and the world around us."

In order to meet its sustainability standards, Meijer merchants are targeting 38 different certifications on vendor products, or their manufacturing and procurement processes. For example, the retailer's grocery and consumable merchants are looking for vendors who participate in the Rainforest Alliance Certification Program. According to a press release, Meijer is also seeking products across all categories with sustainable packaging attributes.

This October 11–13, the retailer will be hosting the Meijer Sustainability Summit to bolster its product offerings and daily operations

Meijer is partnering with Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) and its subsidiary product discovery tool, RangeMe, to host this event through the company's ECRM Connect virtual platform. Suppliers not chosen for the summit will still be accessible through the RangeMe registration tool and may be reviewed by Meijer merchants again in the future.

For more about this exciting event, click here.

Keep reading Deli Market News to find out about more of the industry's sustainability efforts.