We are committed to American renewal
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.
Walmart is collaborating with stakeholders to accelerate our mission of leading an American renewal in manufacturing. As part of these efforts, we convened a U.S. Manufacturing Summit in August to bring suppliers, government officials, thought leaders and other retailers together to share learnings, make connections and increase progress.
In January, Walmart committed to buying an additional $50 billion in U.S. products over the next 10 years.
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 plan to accomplish the additional $50 billion goal in three ways:
- Growing business with suppliers we already do business with;
- Attracting new suppliers who are manufacturing in the U.S.;
- Shifting existing items made in other countries to U.S. production.
In addition, we believe that the retail industry can further drive American renewal, and by working together could generate $500 billion in new purchases over the next 10 years.
Watch how Walmart is bringing jobs back to the U.S.
Walmart is working with hundreds of suppliers and is already moving forward to increase domestic manufacturing. We partnered with 1888 Mills to increase their production of towels and create jobs in the U.S. Shop 1888 Mills and explore our growing assortment of "Made in the USA" products.
1888 Mills: Walmart Announces Commitment to American Manufacturing
The Huffington Post - Aug. 22, 2013
Bill Simon, Walmart U.S. President and CEO, wrote this opinion editorial for The Huffington Post, urging industry leaders to revive manufacturing in America.
CNBC - Aug. 5, 2013
The world's biggest retailer plans to buy more U.S.-made products over the next ten years, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.
TIME Magazine - April 12, 2013
Walmart doesn’t make anything. But the giant retailer could play a part in the manufacturing rebound that is taking place in the U.S. with its promise to buy $50 billion more U.S. made goods over the next decade for its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores.
The New York Times - Jan. 15, 2013
The manufacturer 1888 Mills produces most of its sheets and towels overseas, in part to keep costs low for retailers like Walmart. But after Walmart gave 1888 Mills a long-term contract for towels made in the United States, 1888’s chief executive said the company expected to produce more goods here.
ABC News - Jan. 15, 2013
Walmart announced today that it is increasing the sourcing of U.S. products by $50 billion over the next 10 years, hoping to boost U.S. manufacturing and jobs.