Pennsyvania-based Giant Eagle Inc. is launching a new initiative to grow its Marketplace e-commerce channel with a greater assortment of new and emerging products. As one of the nation’s largest retailers, Giant Eagle is looking to accelerate and scale product sourcing for this initiative by partnering with RangeMe, the industry standard online product discovery platform for retailers and suppliers.
“Giant Eagle Marketplace allows us to extend our aisles and assortments in our established online platform to offer brands and products that previously may not have been qualified or considered for shelf space,” said Kyle Carrabine, Marketplace business development at Giant Eagle. “Marketplace provides us a great way to curate local or regional items while also bringing in trending or emerging categories that many of our customers desire. Hopefully it’s viewed as a launching point for partnerships and entry possibilities by new or emerging sellers, while also being a strategic area for growth or expansion by those who have been long term vendor partners with Giant Eagle.
In a major effort to continue its commitment of exceeding customer expectations, Giant Eagle Marketplace is looking to expand its offerings across multiple categories, including pets, baby, housewares, small appliances, health and beauty, vitamins and well-being, gourmet food, center store grocery, household supplies, general merchandise, OTC pharmacy, outdoors, lawn and garden.
Specifically, the retailer is interested in working with suppliers who have established drop ship direct to consumer capabilities to service the five states Giant Eagle operates (Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).
“This is a tremendous opportunity for suppliers to work with such an amazing retailer like Giant Eagle,” said Nicky Jackson, founder and CEO of RangeMe. “Our partnership is a perfect fit to drive the desired scope and scale of Giant Eagle Marketplace.”
Submissions will run Sept. 13-27, and there is no cap on the number of new suppliers Giant Eagle will onboard. Interested suppliers can submit their products here.