Video: Kroger official says suppler diversity 'makes good business sense'


“Retailers focus on supplier diversity because it makes good business sense,” says Denise R. Thomas, director of corporate supplier diversity, The Kroger Co. A panelist on FMI Connect’s workshop “Impacting Sales: A Holistic Approach to Supplier Diversity in the Food Retail Industry,” she said, “We believe [supplier diversity” gives us a competitive advantage because minority-owned, women-owned businesses provide products, services and perspectives that are aligned with our strategies and help us to better understand both our customer needs and the different trends in the marketplace.” Thomas was interviewed by SN Editor-in-Chief David Orgel and Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert. Her workshop is scheduled for 4 to 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at McCormick Place S105b.

Related video: Golub discusses 'how social media has changed the world'
Show coverage: More FMI Connect videos and articles

Discuss this Video 0

Post new comment
or register to use your Supermarket News ID
Penton Media Food Group and Related Sites

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×