Hy-Vee to Host Best of Local Brands Summit & First Pet Products Summit in May
March 21, 2022 | News & Press Releases
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (March 21, 2022) — Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it will host its sixth Best of Local Brands Summit and its first Pet Products Summit in May to expand and enhance the product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin. More than 100 new brands were selected from the first four summits combined and are now available to Hy-Vee customers. Brand selection from the fifth summit that was held in February is underway.
In 2022, Hy-Vee will continue to elevate its efforts of identifying suppliers with diverse backgrounds and encourages minority-owned and women-owned businesses to apply for the quarterly summits.
The summit will consist of 15- to 30-minute virtual presentations from selected suppliers and will take place May 18-May 20.
Hy-Vee is currently accepting submissions for its Best of Local Brands Summit online at www.rangeme.com/hyveebestoflocal22q2 in the following categories of retail-ready products: grocery, produce, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, and health and beauty care. Submission deadline is March 28.
Pet Products Summit
Hy-Vee will host its first Pet Products Summit on May 2. This summit will be the company’s first category-specific summit. The summit will consist of 15- to 30-minute virtual presentations from selected suppliers.
Hy-Vee is currently accepting submissions for its Pet Products Summit online at www.rangeme.com/hyveepet22q1 in the following categories of retail-ready pet products: wet food, dry food, treats, toys, leashes, collars and other pet accessories. Submission deadline is April 4.
ECRM and RangeMe are helping Hy-Vee source, qualify and connect with suppliers. All product submissions will be made through RangeMe, an 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.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $12 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores. The company’s more than 93,000 employees provide “A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle” to customers every day. For additional information, visit www.hy-vee.com.