Home improvement retailer Lowe’s has announced its largest sourcing event to date that invites entrepreneurs and businesses to apply for a chance to become Lowe’s suppliers.
Into the Blue: Lowe’s Product Pitch Event is a live-event where businesses of all sizes can apply to be a part of. Lowe’s plans to invest a target of $5 million in purchase orders to new suppliers with opportunities for products to be carried within the company’s more than 1,700 retail stores and online at Lowes.com.
Today through Aug. 14, interested businesses with ready-for-market products can apply at Lowes.com/Suppliers. Select businesses chosen for Into the Blue, which leverages the RangeMe platform, will have the opportunity to pitch directly to Lowe’s representatives and leadership executives on Nov. 2-3, 2022 at the new Lowe's Tech Hub in Charlotte, N.C. Opening this fall, the state-of-the-art facility serves as the headquarters for Lowe’s retail technology and primary office for up to approximately 2,000 Lowe’s technology professionals.
“Into the Blue: Lowe’s Product Pitch Event gives entrepreneurs the chance to take their business to the next level,” said Bill Boltz, Executive Vice President of Merchandising. “We are inviting businesses of any size to apply for Into the Blue because the more innovative products we uncover, the more solutions we can provide to our customers to make their homes and lives Better.”
In addition to product pitches, Into the Blue will include extensive networking, a supplier fair and main stage and breakout sessions. The sessions will offer a variety of business tips and topics to help educate participating business owners as they work to scale their operations.
“Lowe’s began as a small business more than 100 years ago, so we understand what it means to help a business succeed and the benefits it brings to their communities,” said Sarah Dodd, Senior Vice President of Global Merchandising at Lowe’s. “We look forward to helping these businesses, especially often overlooked entrepreneurs, on their journey to be featured at a big box retailer."