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Hy-Vee To Host Quarterly Local Brands Summit In November

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West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee will host its next quarterly Best of Local Brands Summit in November to expand product offerings at its more than 285 retail stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Since the Best of Local Brands summits began in 2021, more than 125 new brands have been selected and are available to customers. Hy-Vee continues 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 interviews with selected suppliers and will take place Nov. 8.

Hy-Vee is accepting submissions for its Best of Local Brands Summit online at rangeme.com/hyveebestoflocal23q4 in the following categories of retail-ready products: grocery, deli, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, health and beauty care. Submission deadline is Oct. 2.

ECRM/RangeMe is helping Hy-Vee source, qualify and connect with suppliers. All product submissions will be made through RangeMe, the 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 the November local brands summit will still be accessible through RangeMe and may be reviewed by Hy-Vee again. The company holds the local brands summit every quarter, such as in March and May.

Hy-Vee is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 285 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of more than $12 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 5 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America’s Top 3 favorite grocery stores.

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