More than 90 independent neighborhood grocery retailers across Oregon, Washington, Alaska and northern California make up the member-owned organization focused on supporting and growing independent grocery retailers. The 4-year deal allows Northwest Grocers members to leverage KeHE’s resources on a national scale.
“Northwest Grocers is known for their strategic support of their members,” Gene Carter, KeHE’s Chief Operating Officer said about their new partner. “KeHE was founded by a passionate grocer in service of the needs of other retailers. Almost 70 years later, we’re even more dedicated to serving the unique, ever-changing needs of that customer base. This partnership will allow KeHE to collaborate with the Northwest Grocers team in areas like supply chain and category management to drive growth and innovation for their members.”
“Northwest Grocers provides its members with best in class support for advertising, marketing and promotional merchandising,” said Stan Trask, President of Northwest Grocers. “We are committed to bringing our retailers the best tools for supporting their natural, organic and specialty product needs. Our partnership with KeHE unlocks the resources our independents need for an innovative full solution program that will provide them with the ability to drive sales and lead in this market.”