Walgreens Taps RangeMe to Help Discover Diverse Suppliers 7/31/2019
Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, has joined the RangeMe product discovery platform to more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
RangeMe’s technology allows retailers such as Walgreens to access critical information about suppliers, ranging from company background to product specs and samples. It offers a standardized way for merchants and buyers to gather from potential suppliers and create an accessible path for product review.
“RangeMe was created to give suppliers and retailers a better, simpler way to connect,” says Nicky Jackson, CEO of RangeMe. “As the CPG industry continues to change, we want to ensure that our retail partners have access to the essential information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about the suppliers they do business with.”
By joining the RangeMe platform, Walgreens merchants will be able to easily engage with a varied supplier base, while at the same time narrowing searches to include any number of criteria, helping them to find the small and diverse suppliers that are a priority for the company.
“Doing business with small and diverse suppliers is a key part of our corporate social responsibility strategy,” said Carlos Cubia, Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Being able to more easily access these suppliers is something that is very important to Walgreens, and we’re pleased that the RangeMe platform allows us to find new ways to offer our customers great products.”
Jackson added: “Walgreens is committed to supplier diversity, and with more than 150,000 suppliers on the RangeMe platform, we are helping them keep that commitment. Supplier diversity doesn’t just benefit the retailer or the supplier, it benefits the entire process as a whole. And we want to foster that development and movement, and the growth it brings. Walgreens has been a trusted company for more than a century,” says Jackson. “And now, as one of their trusted partners, we can journey together to navigate the changing retail environment.”
RangeMe, an ECRM company, is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. It empowers retail buyers with an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers and manufacturers, RangeMe gives increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers. Now integrated into the ECRM product offering, RangeMe adds increased breadth and depth to the industry’s most complete sourcing solution for top retailers and product suppliers in the US.