"We're at our best when our priorities and actions reflect the needs of the communities we serve. We'll continue to feature the brands and trends that speak to the diversity of our customers while simultaneously offering the value, innovation, and trust they expect from the products across our aisles."
- Andrea Harrison, VP of Merchandising, Beauty & Personal Care at CVS Health
Companies are facing multiple challenges in parallel today. The economy is slowing, supply chain disruptions persist, and labor shortages plague all industries. Remaining profitable is priority No. 1 for executive teams, and this is a natural response. At the same time, it may jeopardize the progress and commitments made to increase spend with diverse-owned businesses.