Dollar General Shakes Up Suppliers
RangeMe CEO to Speak at Summit
RangeMe founder and chief executive officer Nicky Jackson will join Brandless chief merchant Rachael Vegas to discuss how digital disruption has changed the path to market during a presentation on March 14 at the Path to Purchase Summit in Schaumburg, IL.
Dollar General is working with RangeMe, San Francisco, to stage its first Innovation and Supplier Diversity Summit in April.
Seeking new and emerging products to add to its shelves, the retailer is holding the event to match potential new vendors with its respective buyers and category managers.
“Having the right products to best meet our customers’ needs is a foundational cornerstone at Dollar General," the retailer's executive vice president and chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser said in a media release. "As such, we look forward to meeting with potential new vendors, learning about relevant products for our customers and expanding the number of unique and specialized offerings available in our stores.”
Suppliers and manufacturers who have not sold products at Dollar General in the past 18 months can apply to participate in the event from Jan. 30 to Feb. 20 by submitting their information through RangeMe, whose online platform allows buyers to compare and track products, request samples and provide feedback. Selected companies will pay a $500 participation fee to receive meetings with members of the Dollar General merchandising team at the summit, which is only open to suppliers of beauty, personal care, OTC, general merchandise and grocery products.