Save A Lot has entered a new partnership with RangeMe to scale the discount grocer’s sourcing efforts for new and innovative products. The deal will help Save A Lot fulfill its mission of providing consumers with products that meet their needs via new product discovery of emerging and established brands.
RangeMe will provide Save A Lot with access to more than 200,000 suppliers as well as the ability to leverage a simplified submission process for suppliers interested in getting their products on the retailer’s shelves. RangeMe also will enable the retailer to review vendor submissions at the national, regional and local market levels and help ensure its items are tailored to meet Save A Lot’s quality standards and market-specific needs.
“Save A Lot is a limited assortment, hometown value grocer,” said Tom Burkemper, VP of Direct Store Delivery & Merchandising Services at Save A Lot in a statement. “That means we are laser focused on providing convenience, value and quality products for everyone who walks through our doors. The differentiator for us is that through our partnership with RangeMe, we are able to more quickly source, evaluate and customize assortment options for our Retail Partners.”
RangeMe has been working with other retailers to help them find new supplier partners, particularly those looking to expand their assortment of products from minority-owned companies:
- In April 2022, the platform and Walgreens hosted a virtual Supplier Diversity Summit that helped the retailer increase sourcing from suppliers that are at least 51% owned, operated and managed by people who are disadvantaged, disabled, military veterans, LGBTQ+, minorities and/or women; and
- In December 2021, RangeMe started working with Best Buy to help it discover and work with a more diverse selection of suppliers, building on the retailer’s commitment to spend at least $1.2 billion with Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) and diverse businesses by 2025 to increase their representation in the tech industry.