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Supplier Initiatives

Because KeHE promotes a culture of inclusion and belonging , our DIVERSE Trade ® program helps brands run by women , minorities , people with disabilities , veterans , and LGBTQ + people reach their full potential . We help them navigate distribution , remove barriers , and increase their opportunities for success .
KeHE ’ s ECO Trade program drives change within the food and beverage industry . The program recognizes and supports brands that make a significant climate action commitment , such as net zero , carbon neutral , or science-based targets . It brings them to the forefront for retailers and shoppers to discover . Today , there are 21 brands , and that number is growing as more businesses commit to protecting the environment .

350 suppliers

368 brands

KeHE Elevate supports our retail partners by highlighting new and early-stage brands . KeHE ’ s
Category Management team works with each brand to ensure their growth and success , to help brands reach their full potential , and fulfill customer cravings by reaching more shelves nationwide .

70 active suppliers

65 graduates