Today’s post is by Danielle Begley, Account Manager at SafeSourcing.
Recently Drug Store News announced that the mass retail chain Meijer would be launching a sustainable seafood program. Their program will include a new partnership with the Global Aquaculture Alliance and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, of which will ensure suppliers adhere to sustainable fishing practices.
When implementing a new program, your sourcing partner is a wealth of assistance; they can accomplish a majority of the legwork so you can concentrate on other priorities. How will Meijer begin their search for new reliably sustainable seafood partners? How can they be certain that their new partner will adhere to the certifications required by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership? Most importantly, once their new seafood partner is determined, how will they maintain a price that does not drastically damage their budget?
The answer is simple—turn to your Sourcing Partner.
SafeSourcing can provide you with quality, vetted suppliers with the ability to fulfill all of your seafood and other category needs. Even more, they can assist in certification identification of all suppliers, this way if you have partnerships such as Meijer, you can remain compliant with their practices. Once certified suppliers are located, SafeSourcing can provide the opportunity for price compression making your new program financially attractive.
When implementing a new initiative or program, focus on the implementation and let your sourcing partner handle the rest.
For more information on SafeSourcing and how we can assist with this process, please contact a Customer Service Representative for more information.
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