Walgreens to seek more diverse suppliers
DEERFIELD -- Walgreens said Monday it will hold a Supplier Diversity Summit, a virtual showcase for diverse businesses and entrepreneurs to share their retail offerings.
The virtual event, taking place April 5-8, provides diverse vendors the opportunity to connect with the Walgreens merchandising team, share their products, and receive feedback with the ultimate goal of being stocked on Walgreens shelves in their local areas.
During the summit, Walgreens hopes to increase its suppliers that are at least 51% owned, operated and managed by individuals who are disadvantaged, disabled, military veterans, LGBTQ+, minorities and/or women.
"As a leading partner in re-imagining local health care and well-being for all, ensuring that we create equitable opportunities for diverse suppliers to drive economic impact in the communities we serve is imperative," said Carlos W. Cubia, senior vice president and global chief diversity officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance. "This year's summit will connect us with diverse suppliers that will ensure we remain relevant to our customers and communities with products that meet their unique needs."
The summit will focus on products across grocery and household, beauty and personal care, health and wellness, and general merchandise, among other categories. Vendors can find additional information about the virtual event and apply to join at www.rangeme.com/walgreensdiversitysummit22.