KeHE "Golden Ticket" Selection
Naperville, IL – November 3, 2021 – KeHE Distributors® announced today the “Golden Ticket” winners of its recent Diversity TrendFinder™ event, fast tracking them into their DIVERSEtrade™ program.
Nearly 200 suppliers were each given 20 minutes to pitch their brand one-on-one to KeHE’s Category Management team who chose 20 of them to be added to the distributor’s robust assortment.
“Diversity, equality, and inclusion is not only a top priority for us at KeHE, but we also want to make an impact in the natural food industry, which is why our latest TrendFinder event was dedicated to sourcing brands that are minority lead,” said Rachelle Radcliffe, Director of Brand Development at KeHE. “We believe that women, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and people with disabilities deserve the opportunity to get access to KeHE’s expertise and we can’t wait to help them grow their brand in the marketplace.”
Looking to bring innovation and new products to its retail partners, KeHE has selected its TrendFinder “Golden Ticket” recipients based on diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as on the ingredients they use, how they taste, their eye-catching packaging, and their company purpose. SIPPIN SNAX, a chosen “Golden Ticket” brand will be onboarded at KeHE.