Harris Teeter is an American Supermarket, opened by William Thomas Harris and Willis L.Teeter in 1936. Since then it has seen the peaks of success. Now, The Kroger Company owns it. But do you know that you can also be a Harris Teeter Supplier! How? Then keep scrolling this article to know all the details about it.
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Harris Teeter Supplier
To be a Harris Teeter Supplier, you will first need to present your item for the review to the company first. Also, you will need to request a meeting with the Category Manager that will suit you to review your item or according to your product. To do that you can use the Category Review Schedule. You will also need to look at the various documents like Category Manager Listing, DSD Vendor Forms, EXTERNAL Category Review Schedule, Vendor Packet, and Warehouse Vendor Forms.
Supplier Inclusion Program
This program is to promote the growth of local, minority, women and other diverse-owned corporations. By this Harris Teeter Supplier Inclusion Program, the company ensures that the business of diverse can be the main part of the company’s business. They also provide various other opportunities to them.
But now you will have a question in mind that what is exactly a diverse business? The diverse business means that the person is a US citizen but of other ethnicities like Hispanic, Asian Indian, African American, Asian Pacific, and Native American. It also includes Service-Disabled Veterans, veterans, and women. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender are also included in the program. Also, it is mandatory to own at least 51% of the business.
You can not only be a diverse supplier but be a certified one too! You will just need to contact the organization and ask them for the certification. They will give you various instructions. Follow them correctly and in on time you will be a certified diverse supplier.
Organizations that need to be contacted for Certification
Now, the Harris Teeter Supplier program as you read above also provided certification. Thus, you can be a diverse certified buyer. But there are different organizations that provide different certifications. So you will need them to contact accordingly. Below I have given a brief on these organizations so that you can know about them and which one to contact to be a certified supplier.
- WEBENC – The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council gives you certification if the business is owned by a woman. You can know more about them by visiting their website https://www.wbenc.org/certification.
- NGLCC – If the owner of the business is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender than they can contact the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for the certification. You can also visit nglcc.org for more details.
- NMSDC – Harris Teeter recommends getting certification from the National Minority Supplier Development Council or one of its regional affiliates if the owner of the business is from a minority.
- U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs – If the owner is a service-disabled veteran, then they should contact the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs for the certification. To know more, make sure to visit www.va.gov
Please also take note that Harris Teeter will also accept certification from any third-party certification company. So, these are the certifications that you will need to be Harris Teeter Supplier.
Registered Certified Diverse Supplier with Harris Teeter
Once the certification part is done, you have to visit harristeeter.com/supplier/vendor-supplier. After you click on the given link or visit the page, you will find a form. Fill it up with the correct details. And then you have to upload your certification. If you still have any problems or doubts, then you can contact Dianne Bernsdorf by mailing to [email protected].
Renew your Annual Registration with Harris Teeter
Now, what if you have renewed your registration? Then don’t worry, you will just need to follow the same process. Just go to the harristeeter.com/supplier/vendor-supplier, fill the form and then simply upload your updated certification and you are done!
Foreign Supplier Verification
If you want to be verified Harris Teeter Supplier, then don’t worry its a very simple process. Just go to the harristeeter/foreignsupplier and fill-up the form with the correct information. And then submit it, finishing the process.
Wrapping up the article, I hope you understood all the information given on how to be a Harris Teeter Supplier. But if you still have any doubts or additional questions, please feel free to ask it in the comment section. We will get right back to you. Also, do tell us your opinion in the comment section, to make the content richer.