Hy-Vee will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in September to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores

Waterloo, IA – Officials have announced that the company continues to elevate its efforts of identifying suppliers with diverse backgrounds and encourages minority-owned and women-owned businesses to apply for the quarterly summits.

According to the statement, the Best of Local Brands Summit will consist of 20-minute virtual interviews with selected suppliers and will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 9. 

The company is accepting submissions for its Best of Local Brands Summit here in the following categories of retail-ready products: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care. Submission deadline is July 18. 

ECRM and RangeMe are helping Hy-Vee source, qualify and connect with suppliers.

All product submissions will be made through RangeMe, the online product discovery and sourcing platform.

All meetings will be conducted through ECRM’s virtual meeting platform, ECRM Connect.

Suppliers not chosen for participation in this summit will still be accessible through RangeMe and may be reviewed by Hy-Vee again in the future.

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