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ECRM taps Eric Savitch as new senior VP

ECRM taps Eric Savitch as new senior VP

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has named industry veteran Eric Savitch as senior vice president of international business development to lead efforts in growing its Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) segment. Savitch will be responsible for expanding ECRM’s existing TPO relationships and engaging new TPOs by developing a program of services and content

Jocko Willink to keynote at upcoming ECRM event

Jocko Willink to keynote at upcoming ECRM event

PHOENIX — Jocko Willink, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer and the co-founder and CEO of the leadership consultancy firm Echelon Front, will be a keynote speaker at ECRM’s upcoming Vitamin, Weight Management & Sports Nutrition session. Willink is co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

Wakefern to host store brand sourcing event

KEASBEY, N.J. — Wakefern Food Corp. plans to host a store brand sourcing event on Thursday, May 17. The one day exclusive supplier program at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J., will pair potential new vendors with Wakefern buyers and category managers in private, 20-minute meetings. ECRM (Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing)

ECRM launches European business unit

ECRM launches European business unit

SOLON, Ohio — ECRM is expanding its presence to Europe with a new business unit that will be based in the Netherlands. ECRM Europe will aim to bring the capabilities its parent company has honed in the United States to European retailers, suppliers and distributors. “Innovation and creativity are increasingly being developed by emerging and

Rite Aid adopts ECRM’s RangeMe platform

Rite Aid adopts ECRM’s RangeMe platform

SAN FRANCISCO — Rite Aid Corp. is enlisting the RangeMe online product discovery and buying platform for a major initiative to scale its product innovation efforts. San Francisco-based RangeMe, recently acquired by Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM), said Tuesday that its platform will enable Rite Aid’s category buying teams to source trending, consumer-ready products faster and more

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

Walgreens, ECRM host Supplier Diversity Summit

ITASCA, Ill. — Walgreens teamed up with ECRM this week to host a one-day Supplier Diversity Summit here. The Walgreens-ECRM Supplier Diversity Summit, held Wednesday, provided an opportunity for the retailer’s category managers to meet with suppliers with diversity in ownership in the health and wellness, beauty and personal care, competitive convenience, and wellness over-the-counter

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

ECRM acquires RangeMe to add discovery tools

SOLON, Ohio — Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) has acquired RangeMe, a San Francisco-based provider of an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers and retailers. ECRM said Tuesday that San Francisco-based RangeMe will add scalability and bolster the technology foundation that it has developed over the past two

ECRM/MMR Buyers Choice Awards in snacks, dry grocery

ECRM/MMR Buyers Choice Awards in snacks, dry grocery

LAS VEGAS — Baruvi Fresh LLC’s Hummustir and Lesley Elizabeth’s Spinach Seasoning won the ECRM/MMR Buyers Choice Awards during ECRM’s Winter Snack & Dry Grocery EPPS held last month in Las Vegas. The two companies were selected from more than a dozen entries in the award program which were sampled by attendees during the New

Aldi seeks suppliers in Southwest

Aldi seeks suppliers in Southwest

ROSENBERG, Texas — Aldi, seeking to attract potential suppliers to support its expansion in the Southwest, is hosting a supplier engagement event on November 2 at its divisional distribution center here. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes lunch and will feature a presentation from Aldi, testimony from one of