Every shelf-stable item pitched, with a few exceptions, will be on
Walmart.com with deals for Walmart stores and Sam’s Club being made on
BENTONVILLE, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the third year in a row, Walmart is opening its doors to more than
450 entrepreneurs during the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call event
today for products made, assembled or grown in the U.S. The event is
part of Walmart’s fourth annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit, hosted at the
company’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Hundreds of potential and current suppliers representing companies large
and small from coast to coast are pitching everything from food to toys
to apparel, and meeting with hundreds of Walmart’s buyers for the chance
to sell their U.S. made products at Walmart. The company is putting
every shelf-stable item pitched at Open Call today on Walmart.com. With
very few exceptions, everything is a yes! Deals are possible from just a
few to thousands of Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations across the
“We are thrilled to put hundreds of new Made in the USA products on
Walmart.com,” said Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president,
Consumables, Health & Wellness, U.S. Manufacturing Lead. “Walmart’s $250
billion commitment to buy products supporting American jobs is having a
tangible impact on communities across the country as factories expand or
open to make products for Walmart stores, Walmart.com and Sam’s Club.”
“Landing a deal with Walmart was huge for our small company,” said
Courtny Squibb with Schultz Laboratories MFR., Inc. in Granger, Iowa.
“Since last year’s Open Call, our white diamond metal polish is now in
more than 2,500 Walmart stores and Walmart.com.”
The 2016 U.S. Manufacturing Summit and Open Call, with companies
attending from more than 40 states and nearly 800 meetings taking place,
are part of Walmart’s commitment to investing in American jobs, having
pledged in 2013 to purchase an additional $250 billion in U.S. made
products by 2023.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save
money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online,
and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million
customers and members visit our 11,527 stores under 63 banners in 28
countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016
revenue of $482 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.3 million
associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in
sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity.
Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com
on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart
and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.
Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Scott Markley, 1-800-331-0085