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Supplier diversity: retailers plan to fill gaps within the industry

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With the growing concerns about diversity and sustainability, many retailers plan to establish a network of diverse suppliers and vendors. For this purpose, Peapod Digital Labs has planned to organize four virtual events in 2022, allowing retailers to connect with diverse and certified businesses.  Working on similar grounds, Albertsons plans to further develop its supplier diversity plan and Sam’s Club plans to host a supplier diversity summit in April. Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) is also hosting a virtual event in April 2022 and multiple retailers, including Albertsons, Aldi, Kroger, Target, and Sam’s Club, have registered to collaborate with brands that are verified and operated by minorities.

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