Fresh Thyme Market is looking for “hyperlocal” products to place inside a concept store being developed in the Foundry district of St. Louis, setting a goal to find 1,000 local items for the store.
The regional chain headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., with 70 stores in 10 states across the Midwest, is partnering with RangeMe to source the local products. The retailer said it is focused on fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings at affordable prices. The retailer has a Fresh Thyme Market private label brand of natural and organic products, too.
The products aim to differentiate the retailer with a hyperlocal and exclusive assortment, and the company said it believes sourcing new, local products for the concept store will help foster relationships within the community. The store will also feature a broad assortment of Meijer brand items.
"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."
Manufacturers are invited to submit a product for consideration on this RangeMe page.