Great Initiatives from Amazon & Albertsons to Empower Diverse Owned Businesses

Earlier this month, Amazon India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (KSRLPS) to support the growth of women entrepreneurs.

Amazon India would launch Sanjeevini-KSRLPS in its marketplace and extend benefits of the ‘Saheli’ programme to train and empower thousands of women entrepreneurs to come online and access a wider market for their products, the company said in a press release.

This association would help bring in regional selection and unique products from categories like grocery, home and fashion accessories made by over 30,000 women entrepreneurs and self-help groups (SHGs) associated with Sanjeevini-KSRLPS online and make them available to millions of Amazon customers across the country, the release said.

Full article: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/services/retail/amazon-india-signs-mou-to-turn-rural-women-into-entrepreneurs-in-karnataka/articleshow/89370459.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Albertsons, a US retailer, works to build a broad network of suppliers that best reflect the communities in which it serves. They announced, they are expanding its supplier diversity program. To facilitate new relationships, Albertsons was hosting a virtual summit earlier in February and encouraged diverse owned businesses for submissions of their product range. Albertsons is also assisting entrepreneurial and startup companies by offering an early payment program for qualified diverse-owned suppliers.

Full article: https://progressivegrocer.com/albertsons-expands-supplier-diversity-program

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