DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. — Fresh Thyme Market, a full-service specialty retailer with stores in 10 states throughout the Midwest, is searching for hyperlocal products to fill the shelves of a new concept store in the historic Foundry area of St. Louis.  

The retailer is focused on fresh, healthy, natural, organic offerings at affordable prices and believes sourcing new, local products for this concept store will help the retailer continue fostering relationships within the community. The store will also feature a broad assortment of Meijer brand items. 

The supermarket is partnering with RangeMe, the leading online product discovery and sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers from around the world, on the hyperlocal sourcing initiative. Jane Wilcox, store manager of Fresh Thyme Market at the Foundry, set a goal of 1,000 local products to include in the concept store. 

"We are eager to source products made within the St. Louis region," said Jane Wilcox. "Being able to support our local community, both food producers and consumers, is one of the most exciting parts of the Foundry store's opening later this year." 

With RangeMe, Fresh Thyme Market has access to more than 200,000 consumer packaged goods suppliers and can use RangeMe to streamline its search to find brands that fit the criteria for this initiative. Fresh Thyme Market can easily filter for products and suppliers that are local to the region and invites all manufacturers to submit their products for consideration here. 

"Community is at the core of everything we do at Fresh Thyme," said Gerald Melville, Fresh Thyme Market president. "We know our customers appreciate supporting local, so we're really pleased to partner with RangeMe to offer products made in the St. Louis area to ensure they have the best shopping experience possible."