Harris Teeter to host Supplier Diversity Summit to enhance inclusion efforts, introduce additional diverse supplier products to shelves
Company invites diverse suppliers to submit application now through March 29, 2021
Matthews, N.C. – Harris Teeter announced today that it will invite diverse product suppliers to apply to join a virtual Supplier Diversity Summit. The summit will occur May 3-5, 2021. The company 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
“This summit will help further Harris Teeter’s overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts,” said Harris Teeter Senior Vice President of Marketing, Merchandising and Operations, Tammy DeBoer. “Our goal is for Harris Teeter – our people and our products – to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. 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 Monday, March 29 for consideration here.
Health & Beauty Care
Harris Teeter is partnering with RangeMe, an ECRM company and the industry standard online product sourcing platform, 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 May 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.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). The regional grocery chain employs approximately 35,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.