At a time when coronavirus still is affecting business operations, Dollar General will hold its 2020 Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit digitally on September 16.
The virtual event will provide companies holding a variety of diversity certifications with a chance to pitch Dollar General merchandise buyers and category managers. The focus is on such companies that have not sold Dollar General products within the past 18 months .
Suppliers must hold at least one designated diversity certification:
- Women Business Enterprise
- Women Owned Small Business
- Ethnic Minority Owned- NMSDC Certified
- State Certified Minority Owned
- Veteran Owned- NaVOBA
- Service-Disabled Veteran Owned- VA Confirmed
- Disability- Owned Business Enterprise Certification
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprise- Government Certified
- Small Disadvantaged Business- Government Certified
- Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual or Transgender Owned- NGLCC Certified
- Small Business Certified- SBA(8)A Certified
- WBENC Certified
The summit will review companies that provide products in the beauty, personal care, over-the counter/wellness, general merchandise and grocery categories. To apply, interested vendors may submit product information at www.rangeme.com/dgsupplierdiversity through the end of day on Friday, August 7.
“We are excited to host our 2020 Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit and engage with potential new vendors as part of Dollar General’s continual efforts to provide relevant products to our customers,” said Jason Reiser, Dollar General’s evp/chief merchandising officer. “We are grateful for the continued partnership with Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing to support these ongoing efforts, and we look forward to learning about how new businesses and products can best serve our customers.”