Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States – Ahold USA has been named to DiversityBusiness.com’s “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities,” ranking #47 in the United States. Ahold USA will be honored at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com’s 11th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, April 19 – April 21 in Washington, D.C.
The 11th annual list was produced by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation’s leading multicultural B2B online website. Over 750,000 businesses were asked ten questions regarding diversity, based on factors such as volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies.
“Diversity plays a vital role in business today and we are honored to be recognized by DiversityBusiness.com for the opportunities we provide,” said Jeff Martin, EVP Merchandising and Marketing, Ahold USA Retail. “Supplier diversity is an integral part of our business and we embrace it with a proactive commitment to developing business opportunities with small, local diverse vendors.”
For the past four years, Ahold USA and its supermarket divisions have hosted a Supplier Diversity/Regional and Small Business Trade Show with a goal of strengthening the connection between agricultural, minority and retail industries. Participants have an opportunity to meet with Ahold USA’s procurement teams to discuss future business opportunities with the company.