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Wakefern to meet with interested suppliers

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Seeking new suppliers and products, Wakefern Food Corp. will host a one-day program to meet potential new vendors in Edison on May 17.

Interested parties have until April 13 to sign up for the event. The Store Brand Sourcing Program event will be held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center.

Prospective vendors and suppliers will have a chance to meet one-on-one with Wakefern buyers and category managers in private, 20-minute meetings. Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing, a business improvement company, will manage product submissions from suppliers and facilitate the meetings for Wakefern.

"Wakefern is looking forward to working with ECRM to find exciting new suppliers and products for our stores,” Parag Shah, vice president of Grocery for Wakefern, in a statement. “We continue to grow our existing private label portfolio with innovative and award-winning new brands such as Wholesome Pantry, and believe this summit will bring us exciting new opportunities.”

Wakefern buyers will be focusing on finding products and store brand opportunities within the following categories for their ShopRite, Price Rite, Fresh Grocer and Dearborn Market stores:  grocery, frozen, dairy, meat, produce, beverages, food service, bakery, seafood, deli/appetizing, non-foods, and health and beauty care.

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