SAN FRANCISO — Lakewood, Colo.-based Natural Grocers is partnering with RangeMe, an online product sourcing platform for retailers and suppliers, to streamline the search for innovative products that meet the retailer’s high-quality standards for customers.

"Our new partnership with RangeMe will help immensely in streamlining Natural Grocers' vendor submission program," said Laura Perkins, Natural Grocers’ vice president of purchasing. "The digitization of the process means that before samples are even sent we can quickly see which vendor submissions meet our high-quality standards. The efficiency this brings to our process helps save on shipping and packaging waste and allows the purchasing team time to focus on key items and categories that we are looking to expand. We are also excited about the possibilities RangeMe provides in connecting us with new brands and products."

With an ongoing commitment to supporting their communities with high-quality products, Natural Grocers, the nation's largest family-operated natural and organic grocery retailer, continues to expand its offerings by adding products that meet the retailers' high-quality guidelines, according to the company. 

Natural Grocers adheres to its clearly defined list of ingredients they will not carry, including no hydrogenated oils, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives, which is routinely evaluated against the latest research. This guide is used when vetting products to bring into their stores.

"Natural Grocers is deeply committed to the communities they serve, and providing those communities with the innovative, high-quality products they want is critical," said Nicky Jackson, CEO and founder of RangeMe. "They have high standards for their products across all departments, and with more than 200,000 suppliers on RangeMe, their buyers can connect with both emerging and established brands that meet those standards."