Supplier Diversity
Supplier Diversity

A Letter from Our Leadership

We only thrive when everyone in our community thrives, which is why we advocate for economic well-being for all. Giant Eagle is committed to supporting diverse and historically underrepresented suppliers while offering a broader selection of products and services for our Guests.

By actively seeking out and building partnerships with more diverse suppliers, we leverage our buying power to invest in the growth and development of diverse businesses and therefore the economic well-being of the communities in which we operate.

Additionally, these partnerships help us improve our business by meeting the diverse needs of our Guests by enabling us to deliver a broader selection of the freshest and highest-quality products at a great value. Diverse partnerships provide innovation and enable a large company like ours to operate more effectively and efficiently.

We are continually focused on growing our Supplier Diversity program and look forward to learning about new opportunities with diverse businesses and community partners. If you are interested in becoming a supplier, please contact us via the links below.


Bill Artman
Chief Executive Officer

Jim Tsipakis
President, Supermarkets & Pharmacy

Brian Ferrier
Senior Vice President, Merchandising

Jenn Bejin
Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity & Supplier Engagement

Suppliers We’ve Partnered With

Akron Honey founder Brent Wesley and his family

Brent Wesley—known as Wesley the Keeper—created honey with such mind-blowingly good flavor, you can eat it with anything.

Yishi Oatmeal Cups founder Lin Jiang

Yishi Oatmeal incorporates superfoods, protein and fiber in every bowl to create flavors tailored for energy, focus and more.

Leona’s Ice Cream founders Karie Heldstab and Christa Puskarich

Leona’s Ice Cream specializes in locally sourced, lactose-free ice cream sandwiches featuring homemade cookies made from scratch.

Diverse Supplier Classifications and Qualifications

We encourage diverse suppliers to be third-party certified at the national, state or local level. Although we encourage certification, we have an affidavit that enables you to attest as a diverse supplier.

Become a Diverse Supplier

If you are interested in working with Giant Eagle, there are two ways to provide your information:

Retail VendorNon-Retail Vendor