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USA: Dollar General Announces 2020 Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Discount Retail Chain Dollar General Corporation announced plans for its 2020 Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit. This virtual event will provide companies holding a wide variety of diversity certifications that have not sold products to the Company within the past 18 months with an opportunity to meet with Dollar General merchandise buyers and category managers. 

"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 executive vice president and chief merchandising officer.  "We are grateful for the continued partnership with Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) to support these ongoing efforts, and we look forward to learning about how new businesses and products can best serve our customers."

In order to participate, suppliers must hold at least one of the diversity certifications and provide items listed in the categories below:

Merchandise Categories

  • Beauty

  • Personal Care

  • Over-the-Counter/Wellness

  • General Merchandise

  • Grocery

“Respecting the dignity and differences of others is a core value and cultural cornerstone of Dollar General, and this year’s Supplier and Diversity Innovation Summit reflects our ongoing efforts to offer the right products for each unique customer and community we serve,” said Johné Battle, Dollar General’s vice president of diversity and inclusion.  “We are proud to serve a diverse consumer base throughout the communities we call home and look forward to the opportunity to find more relevant products to meet their needs.”

To apply, interested suppliers, companies and manufacturers may submit their private label and/or branded label food and non-food product information at from Wednesday, July 22 through end of day on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Selected companies are expected to be notified via email by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) of the time of their virtual meeting with a member of the Dollar General merchandising team.

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