Sam's Club to host supplier diversity fair

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam's Club will host a supplier fair this week in Bentonville, Ark., through the company's supplier diversity program.

The supplier diversity fair is designed to educate female- and minority-owned companies on the Sam's Club merchandising strategy, engage potential suppliers, strengthen relationships with diverse suppliers and identify product offerings relevant to the members that Sam's Club serves, the retailer said. Participating suppliers must be U.S. privately held companies that are 51% owned and operated by women, minority individuals, veterans or people with disabilities. Each supplier will need to complete a questionnaire and meet the minimum requirements to determine eligibility to attend.

"Through our supplier diversity program, we can identify and provide business opportunities to the best suited suppliers who are ready to help us achieve three key objectives: to provide our members with products they want, to create jobs, and to improve the way of life in the communities we serve," Sam's Club VP merchandise solutions Brian Graham said.