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01/19/2022

Sam's Club to host April event for private label suppliers

Sam's Club is looking for new suppliers for its Member's Mark private brand and will hold a summit on April 5 to find them.
Zachary Russell
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Sam’s Club is looking for new suppliers for its Member’s Mark private brand, and will hold a Private Brand Supplier Summit to find them.

On April 5, ECRM, RangeMe and Sam’s Club will host the event with the goal of building partnerships and identifying premium, disruptive items across all categories in club and online. As part of the summit, Sam’s Club will also be searching for suppliers to support Member’s Mark packaging.

Interested suppliers can apply here by the Feb. 8 11:59 P.M. PST deadline.

“Sam's Club’s Private Brand team, along with our merchants, will meet with potential new suppliers to learn about their expertise and discuss new ways to surprise and delight members during the virtual summit on April 5,” said the company. “The collaborative opportunity allows us to co-create items that bring incredible quality and value to our members. All Member’s Mark products must meet our Standards for Suppliers. We’re also interested in how these products are made and how their production impacts the world around us – sustainability is a top priority for our business. Similarly, we want to ensure we create respectful workplaces and continue upholding our high expectations for safety and quality.”

Sam’s Club ended the year on a strong note, fueled by its own brand, with November holiday visits up 30.2% compared to 2020. The retailer leveraged its Member’s Mark in a creative way by turning five locations into “Merry-villes,” a parking lot holiday celebration that includes its Member’s Mark food truck with samples of own brand fare.