Walgreens Commits to Supplier Diversity With New Retail Tech
Walgreens has made a tech move to more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
The drugstore retailer has joined RangeMe’s sourcing platform, which streamlines new product discovery between product suppliers and retailers.
“Doing business with small and diverse suppliers is a key part of our corporate social responsibility strategy,” said Carlos Cubia, vice president and global chief diversity officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “Being able to more easily access these suppliers is something that is very important to Walgreens, and we’re pleased that the RangeMe platform allows us to find new ways to offer our customers great products.”
RangeMe’s technology allows retailers such as Walgreens to access critical information about suppliers, ranging from company background to product specs and samples. The solution offers a standardized way for merchants and buyers to gather from potential suppliers and create an accessible path for product review.
By joining the RangeMe platform, Walgreens merchants will be able to easily engage with a varied supplier base, while at the same time narrowing searches to include any number of criteria, helping them to find the small and diverse suppliers that are a priority for the company.