Giant Eagle Announces Partnership with RangeMe to Expand Online Product Portfolio; Kyle Carrabine and Nicky Jackson Discuss
- by Jenna Plasterer
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - In the retail space, as we have all witnessed, having an online presence has gone from a consumer perk to an essential part of any operation. Looking to expand its reach in the e-commerce sector, Giant Eagle has announced the launch of a new initiative to grow its Giant Eagle Marketplace, which will be headlined by a partnership with RangeMe, the online product discovery platform for retailers and suppliers.
“Giant Eagle Marketplace allows us to extend our aisles and assortments in our established online platform to offer brands and products that previously may not have been qualified or considered for shelf space,” said Kyle Carrabine, Marketplace Business Development at Giant Eagle. “Marketplace provides us a great way to curate local or regional items while also bringing in trending or emerging categories that many of our customer’s desire. Hopefully, it’s viewed as a launching point for partnerships and entry possibilities by new or emerging sellers, while also being a strategic area for growth or expansion by those who have been long term vendor partners with Giant Eagle.”
Aiming to expand its online offerings across multiple categories, Giant Eagle is interested in working with suppliers who have established drop ship direct-to-consumer capabilities to serve the five states in which Giant Eagle operates: Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Submissions for suppliers will run September 13–27, 2021, according to a press release. There will be no cap on the number of new suppliers that Giant Eagle will onboard. Those interested can submit their products here.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for suppliers to work with such an amazing retailer like Giant Eagle,” added Nicky Jackson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RangeMe. “Our partnership is a perfect fit to drive the desired scope and scale of Giant Eagle Marketplace.”
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