Associated Wholesale Grocers Partners With RangeMe to Scale Growth Across All Categories

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG), one of the largest co-op food wholesalers in the United States, announced today that they will be partnering with RangeMe, the award-winning online platform that streamlines new product discovery between product suppliers and retailers, to scale its retail buying efforts for General Merchandise, Health and Beauty and Specialty, Natural and Organic items for all of its members.

“The technology and vendor interfacing that RangeMe provides will benefit our Members and their customers,” states Anna Mancini, AWG’s Vice President, VMC Division. “By implementing the RangeMe platform, our category team can quickly locate and identify products that our members want, like organic items, baby, beauty products or locally relevant items or brands. It saves us time and money, which is passed on to our members.”

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 3,800 locations in 35 states and from 11 full-line wholesale Divisions.

San Francisco-based RangeMe is changing the way retailers and product suppliers do business by giving buyers an efficient way to discover innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For suppliers, they are given increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers. In the past year alone, RangeMe has grown to nearly 65,000 suppliers and over 210,000 active products across all categories.

“This partnership is a huge win for AWG’s member-retailers as it will provide unprecedented access to innovative products and suppliers to satisfy their customers,” said Nicky Jackson, Founder and CEO of RangeMe. “As consumer needs constantly change, AWG’s effort and commitment to continued growth has been key to the success of its member-retailers.”

“Consumers are seeking and demanding an ever-expanding selection of Specialty, Organic, Local and diverse and innovative array of products,” said Greg Oldright, AWG’s Executive Director, VMC Division. “RangeMe simplifies sourcing and allows for our Buying Teams to have access to a wide range of products at their fingertips.”

About Associated Wholesale Grocers
Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation’s largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 3,800 locations in 35 states and from 11 full-line wholesale Divisions. The consolidated run-rate sales for AWG is $10 B. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, retail accounting, digital marketing services, military commissary supply, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply.

About RangeMe
RangeMe is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. The award-winning platform empowers retail buyers with an efficient way to source innovative new products and manage the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers and manufacturers, RangeMe gives increased control over the marketing of their products and greater access to retail buyers.

 

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