By Kristin Maffei
04 March 2021
Today Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, announced that will offer scholarships for 20 National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) certified, Black-owned suppliers to enroll in upcoming Tuck Diversity Business Programs.
For more than 40 years, we have partnered with organizations like Retail Business Services to deliver high-impact business education programs that support the growth of participants and their companies. Our focus on helping participants realize the full potential of their value, with many of the participating entrepreneurs able to make immediate improvements to their business. Scholarships will cover costs for recipients to enroll in one week-long program based on the size and needs of their business. Program options include:
- Building a Successful Diverse Business – Focused on core business tools for new owners who need to build a strong foundation of business knowledge and learn how to gain competitive advantage in their value chains.
- Growing an Established Diverse Business – For participants in established businesses to accelerate their growth and evaluate their future growth alternatives: organic growth, strategic alliances, or acquisitions.
Retail Business Services recently joined NMSDC as a corporate member and looks forward to continuing to extend this partnership as the company enhances its supplier diversity program. These donations are part of a previous $5 million commitment to support racial equality that Retail Business Services made in collaboration with other Ahold Delhaize USA companies in June 2020. As part of that commitment, the companies of Ahold Delhaize USA are continuing to work with associates and community partners to support education, advocacy and business development within the Black and African American community.
About Retail Business Services
Retail Business Services, LLC, is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA, currently providing services to five East Coast grocery brands, including Food Lion, The GIANT Company, Giant Food, Hannaford and Stop & Shop. Retail Business Services leverages the scale of the local brands to drive synergies and provides industry-leading expertise, insights and analytics to local brands to support their strategies with services including Information Technology, Pharmacy Services, Not for Resale, Store Services, Financial Services, Legal Services, Communications, Supply Chain and People Systems and Services. For more information, visit the Retail Business Services website.