Through an online summit held in partnership with ECRM, Sprouts aims to discover new private label manufacturers of products that focus on major sustainability attributes.
Sprouts Farmers Market plans to hold its second annual Sprouts Brand Sustainability Vendor Summit in early September as part of the grocer’s commitment to offer responsibly sourced products. The virtual event, to be hosted in partnership with Solon, Ohio-based ECRM, will allow Sprouts to discover new private label manufacturers of products that focus on such major sustainability attributes as regenerative agriculture, animal welfare, upcycled ingredients, and fair trade. The upcoming summit will showcase products in the beauty and personal care, health and wellness, household, and grocery categories.
“Sprouts Farmers Market prides itself on being an industry leader in creating a destination experience for our customers through sourcing innovative, better-for-you products that promote a sense of well-being,” said Jac Ross, VP of Sprouts Brand. “This year’s summit hosted by ECRM will allow us to engage with new suppliers, ensuring we are able to bring attribute-focused sustainable products to our shoppers.”
Through July 31, Sprouts is encouraging private-brand suppliers and manufacturers that align with its commitment to ensure ethically sourced ingredients and sustainable packaging, and that prioritize and support improved animal welfare to sign up for the summit online via RangeMe, the online platform integrated into the ECRM product offering.