SAN FRANCISCO — RangeMe said Wednesday that Walgreens has joined their platform to more easily access new and diverse suppliers.
RangeMe’s technology allows retailers such as Walgreens to access critical information about suppliers, ranging from company background to product specs and samples. RangeMe 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.
“RangeMe was created to give suppliers and retailers a better, simpler way to connect,” says Nicky Jackson, chief executive officer of RangeMe. “As the CPG industry continues to change, we want to ensure that our retail partners have access to the essential information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about the suppliers they do business with.”
“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.”
“Walgreens is committed to supplier diversity, and with more than 150,000 suppliers on the RangeMe platform, we are helping them keep that commitment,” Jackson says. “Supplier diversity doesn’t just benefit the retailer or the supplier, it benefits the entire process as a whole. And we want to foster that development and movement, and the growth it brings.”
“Walgreens has been a trusted company for more than a century,” says Jackson. “And now, as one of their trusted partners, we can journey together to navigate the changing retail environment.”