From April 5 to 8, CVS Pharmacy will hold its second annual Supplier Diversity & Minority Owned Summit in partnership with ECRM and RangeMe.
The 2022 summit will focus on products across beauty, grocery, personal care, health, wellness, household and general merchandise, CVS announced. Vendors can learn more and apply to join the virtual event by visiting www.rangeme.com/cvsdiversity through February 14, 2022. The summit is part of the company‘s ongoing efforts to offer customers a broader assortment of products from diverse suppliers and brands, the company stated, and to work with those suppliers and brands to ensure mutual success through customized support and resources.
CVS Pharmacy currently carries more than 100 diverse-owned brands across front store categories, the company noted and is committed to increasing that selection with enhanced merchandising protocols. Within beauty and personal care, for example, CVS Pharmacy has enhanced its commitment to build out diverse-owned assortments, recently adding several new Black-owned brands and nearly 200 items from new and existing Black-owned brands, with more launching across the category in 2022.
“We’re at our best when our priorities and actions reflect the needs of the communities we serve,” said Andrea Harrison, vp of merchandising, beauty and personal care at CVS Health. “We’ll continue to feature the brands and trends that speak to the diversity of our customers while simultaneously offering the value, innovation and trust they expect from the products across our aisles.”