- Meijer will host a Sustainability Summit in October to give more vendors nationwide the opportunity to showcase their environmentally focused products for Meijer merchants to consider offering on shelves.
- The virtual event will be held Oct. 11-13 and seeks to engage suppliers with sustainable products in the food, health and beauty, everyday essentials, pets, apparel, and general merchandise categories.
- Meijer merchants are targeting 38 different certifications on vendor products, or their manufacturing and procurement processes.
The Meijer Sustainability Summit aims to build relationships with environmentally conscious suppliers to expand its sustainable product offerings in categories storewide. In order to meet its sustainability standards, Meijer merchants are targeting 38 different certifications on vendor products, or their manufacturing and procurement processes. For example, seafood merchants are looking at vendors following the Best Aquaculture Practices, and toy merchants are interested in vendors that have Ecologo certifications to ensure products are made without harmful chemicals. Meanwhile, the retailer's grocery and consumable merchants are looking for vendors who participate in the Rainforest Alliance Certification Program that validates standards on forests, climate, human rights and livelihoods. Meijer is also seeking products across all categories with sustainable packaging attributes.
Certified vendors with retail-ready products can apply by Aug. 25.