U.S. Manufacturing

U.S. Manufacturing

Investing in American Jobs

At Walmart, we believe in making a difference on the issues our customers and communities care about. We believe we can create more American jobs by supporting more American manufacturing. Jump-starting the manufacturing industry and rebuilding the middle class requires a national effort by companies, industry leaders, lawmakers and others.

Together, we can help spark a revitalization of U.S.-based manufacturing. By making production more affordable and feasible in the United States, we can bring our customers more U.S.-made products and manufacturers can create more jobs in America.    


Our Commitment

According to data from our suppliers, items that are made, sourced or grown right here in America already account for about two-thirds of what we spend to buy products at Walmart U.S. But there is room to do more. 

We are committed to American renewal. In January 2013, Walmart announced it will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products in 10 years in an effort to grow U.S. manufacturing and encourage the creation of U.S. jobs.    

When you add up what we spend each year, our pledge is to buy an additional $250 billion in American products.  

We will accomplish this by working with suppliers to:

  • Increase what we already buy of U.S. manufactured goods
  • Source “new to Walmart” U.S. manufactured goods
  • Re-shore the manufacturing of goods we currently buy by facilitating and accelerating efforts of our suppliers


Our Progress

Since January 2013, we’ve met with hundreds of our suppliers and visited dozens of factories across the U.S. and around the world. View some of the announcements made so far. 

2014 U.S. Manufacturing Summit
We gathered government leaders, suppliers and Walmart executives in Denver on August 14, 2014. Learn more and watch the webcast

Made in USA Open Call Event
Walmart hosted our first Open Call event on July 8, 2014. We invited more than 500 suppliers and potential suppliers to come to the Home Office in Bentonville, Ark., and pitch their products. Watch a replay of the general session

2013 U.S. Manufacturing Summit
In August 2013, we held Walmart’s first U.S. Manufacturing Summit, attended by 500 suppliers, 34 states, 8 governors and government officials, who met to discuss opportunities to create jobs, restore communities and drive economic growth. Multiple companies announced domestic manufacturing investments and discussed the commitments they have made, including General Electric, Kayser-Roth, Renfro, Element Electronics Corp., Chobani and Hampton Products International. 

U.S. Manufacturing News Archive

Recent News

  • Michelle Gloecker at Women's Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit

    Collaborating to Create American Jobs

    Almost two years ago, I had the opportunity to be part of Walmart’s biggest purchase order yet: $250 billion worth of products that support American manufacturing. Earlier this week, I had the honor of giving an update on our progress at the Women’s Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit in New York.

  • Kent Bicycles

    Manning, S.C. beats out China for bike factory

    Wal-Mart hasn't sold bicycles made in the United States for several years, but will change early next year, and the small town of Manning may benefit most. Kent International, Inc., a New Jersey company, has opened its new bicycle manufacturing plant there inside a 200,000-square-foot facility originally built for making lawn mowers.

  • Open Call USA Flags

    The Supply Side: Bicycle Maker Says Onshoring Effort Tough, But Worthwhile

    The City Wire - Oct 13, 2014 - No one said it would be easy to shift manufacturing jobs from overseas back to the U.S. but Wal-Mart Stores vice president of U.S. manufacturing Cindi Marsiglio said the response in communities across the nation has been electric.

  • Walmart store front at night

    America Back to Manufacturing Light Bulbs Here at Home

    ABC News - Oct 9, 2014 - David Muir, ABC World News Anchor: And finally tonight here, Made in America. And this evening, with a flip of a switch, the staple once made here is suddenly back tonight. At the time, GE sending production to china. But tonight, in three factories, the lights are on with new lights now coming off the belt.

  • Walmart store front logo

    Halogen bulbs sneak onto store shelves

    TheDenverChannel - September 14, 2014 - Retailers are unscrewing hot, wasteful and outlawed incandescent light bulbs.But the replacement for many isn’t an LED or fluorescent bulb – it’s a halogen bulb that looks and feels the same as Edison’s. You might have already bought one and not even noticed. That’s on purpose.

  • Chef Jenn

    From Homemade to Home Run: Chef Jenn’s Story

    Walmart Blog - August 28, 2014 - This year, Jennifer McCullough has cooked up nothing but victory. In April, she won Food Network’s reality cooking competition, Cutthroat Kitchen. And in July, she took a chance by attending Walmart’s Open Call for products that support American jobs, where she got more great news.

  • U.S. Manufacturing Open Call Summit

    Denver Event Aims To Close Gap In Walmart's 'Made In USA' Push

    Reuters - August 14, 2014 - America's largest retailer has invited dozens of small- and midsize manufacturers that aren't necessarily interested in having a direct relationship with Walmart to come to Denver this week for a two-day matchmaking event.