SAN FRANCISCO — Giant Eagle, Inc., has launched Giant Eagle Marketplace eCommerce channel with a greater assortment of new and emerging products. The retailer plans to accelerate and scale product sourcing for this initiative by partnering with RangeMe, an online product discovery platform for retailers and suppliers.
RangeMe’s platform helps retail buyers efficiently discover innovative and emerging products while streamlining the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers, RangeMe enables them to grow their retail relationships with a platform that gives them the tools to manage their products, market their brand, and build awareness.
"Giant Eagle Marketplace allows us to extend our aisles and assortments in our established online platform to offer brands and products that previously may not have been qualified or considered for shelf space," said Kyle Carrabine, marketplace business development at Giant Eagle. "Marketplace provides us a great way to curate local or regional items while also bringing in trending or emerging categories that many of our customers desire. Hopefully, it's viewed as a launching point for partnerships and entry possibilities by new or emerging sellers. While also being a strategic area for growth or expansion by those who have been long term vendor partners with Giant Eagle.”
In a major effort to continue its commitment of exceeding customer expectations, Giant Eagle Marketplace is looking to expand its offerings across multiple categories. The retailer is interested in working with suppliers who have established drop ship direct-to-consumer capabilities to service the five states Giant Eagle operates (Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia).
Submissions will run Sept. 13 through Sept. 27, and there is no cap on the number of new suppliers Giant Eagle will onboard. Interested suppliers can submit their products here: https://www.rangeme.com/gianteaglemarketplace