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Impact Group Sourcing Solutions – Ready for Business & Accepting New Requests!

Our newly formed Impact Group Sourcing Solutions Team specializes in the development of store brand sourcing programs tailored to meet our retail customer’s specific needs. This division of our company reapplies a successful import and distribution business model to not only fill “white space” within existing customers, but also engage new customers.

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On October 4th and 5th, several members from Impact Group’s Natural, Signature, and Performance teams attended KeHE’s first national “natural” show. KeHE touted the show as “a unique opportunity for retailers and vendors to meet, sample and buy all product categories.”

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For the first time ever, Kroger, 84.51, HarlowHRK/Impact, and VMG sponsored and developed an innovation summit that included 44 new and emerging brands in the natural/specialty category. These new companies showcased their products to dozens of Kroger category managers who learned about the latest trends and the brands that are leading the charge within those arenas.

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Impact Group is delighted to welcome our new Chief Financial Officer, Stephen “Steve” Shoemaker! #impactgrp #growingthegroup #IGemployees

Steve will be serving as Chief Financial Officer for Impact Group. Steve is a finance executive with extensive experience in the financial management and business operations of various industries. His career began at Amoco Corporations, where his experience included Chemical Engineering and Business and Product Management. After working in Business Development at both McDonald’s Corporation and The Walt Disney Company, Steve transitioned into an executive financial role with PetSmart. His next executive financial role was with Sirva, a leading global moving and relocation services provider. He then moved into his first role as CFO with Preferred Hotel Group. For nearly five years, Steve has been working in the food industry, first as CFO for Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Most recently, he served as CFO for Suntree Snack Foods. Steve looks forward to working at Impact Group to develop and implement strategies to continue the profitable growth of the company. Steve will be based out of the Boise office and report to Carl Pennington.

“I am very much looking forward to working for Impact Group. I am passionate about working with people, and I am excited to be joining a great team.” -Steve Shoemaker

“I am excited to share the news about Steve joining the Impact Group Family. He has wide-ranging financial executive experience working in various industries. His experience and expertise will be crucial in providing guidance as Impact Group continues to grow and expand geographically, as well as through diversifying our services. Steve also has strong leadership skills in working with associates, clients, and customers. Please join me in warmly welcoming Steve to the team.” -Carl Pennington

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