February 13, 2023

Michaels to Meet New Suppliers at Inaugural Innovation Summit

Michaels Store Front

The leading arts and crafts retailer is seeking product submissions in the storage, containers, art supplies, party and packaging categories

Michaels, the largest specialty retailer of arts, crafts, and home décor in North America, is hosting its first-ever Innovation Summit in collaboration with RangeMe and ECRM to discover new and unique products to add to its assortment. 

“Michaels is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest products to empower our customers to bring all of their creative dreams to life, whether that’s handmade arts and crafts, seasonal décor, or celebrating important moments,” said Eileen Miller, SVP - General Merchandise Manager for Michaels. “At our inaugural Innovation Summit, we look forward to meeting with top-quality suppliers to discover new products that will enhance our assortment and give our customers even more of a reason to shop at Michaels.”

Beginning Monday, February 13 through Monday, February 27, suppliers can submit their products for consideration via RangeMe for the opportunity to participate in virtual meetings with Michaels merchants. The meetings will be held the week of April 10 on ECRM's virtual meeting platform, ECRM Connect.

While suppliers of all relevant categories can submit products, Michaels merchants will focus only on products in the storage/containers, art supplies and party and packaging categories for its virtual meetings.

Suppliers can submit their products here: www.rangeme.com/michaelsinnovation23

About The Michaels Companies, Inc.

The Michaels Companies, Inc. is the destination where all Makers get inspired, shop, learn, and create. As the largest specialty arts and crafts retailer in North America, we operate 1,275 stores in 49 states and Canada and online at Michaels.com and Michaels.ca. The Michaels Companies, Inc. also owns Artistree, a manufacturer of custom and specialty framing merchandise. Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Irving, Texas, our mission is to empower every Maker to bring their creative dreams to life. For store locations or to shop online, please visit www.michaels.com

About RangeMe/ECRM

RangeMe, an ECRM company, is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery and purchasing between suppliers and retailers. The platform empowers retail buyers to efficiently discover innovative and emerging products, while streamlining the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers, RangeMe enables them to grow their retail relationships with a platform that gives them the tools to manage their products, market their brand, and build awareness. ECRM brings efficiencies and effectiveness to the buying and selling process through key programs that utilize virtual and in-person platforms across the categories of food & beverage, general merchandise and health & beauty care.