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Oct. 29, 2019 By Cindi Marsiglio, Vice President, Merchandising Services Cooler temperatures. Pumpkin spice. Halloween. American jobs.Three of these four things naturally come to mind every October. But did you know October is Manufacturing Month?Manufacturing Month is sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and this year,…
Oct. 17, 2019 By Matt Smith, Walmart Corporate Affairs Linda White worked at an automotive parts plant in Clinton, Tennessee, for 12 years. She planned to work there until retirement, but in May 2017, leaders in her plant announced plans to close the Clinton location.Thankfully, Linda had a year to look for a new place to work. Recognizing that…
Oct. 4, 2019 By Elizabeth Walker, Walmart Corporate Affairs Melissa Miller wasn’t looking for a new career. It was 2006. The year before, Melissa’s family had moved to Griffin, Georgia, from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans was still recovering from the devastation caused by flooding, but Melissa had every intention of one day…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 20, 2019 — Hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses lined the halls at Walmart’s Home Office on Wednesday to pitch their U.S.-manufactured products to Walmart buyers, hoping to land on store shelves and create more American jobs. During the sixth annual Open Call event, more than 100 companies moved on to the next…
June 19, 2019 By Greg Foran, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. Open Call is one of my favorite annual events at Walmart. It reminds me of why we do what we do: the love of great items.Seeing innovators and entrepreneurs from all around the country visit Bentonville to pitch their products also reminds me that the power of great items extends beyond…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 18, 2019 — More than 500 invited entrepreneurs will descend upon Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas hoping to land the deal of a lifetime. On June 18-19, during Walmart’s 6th annual Open Call event, these eager entrepreneurs will meet face-to-face with buyers looking for new U.S.-manufactured products for store…
June 12, 2019 By Jane Incao Editor’s note: The above image was taken in 1990...
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 29, 2019 – The wait is over for entrepreneurs who submitted their applications for Walmart’s 6th annual Open Call event, as hundreds received their invitations on May 17. These businesses will now start preparing for their trip to Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas June 18-19 to pitch their product face-to-face…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., March 26, 2019 – If you’ve ever dreamed of potentially reaching thousands of customers with your U.S.-manufactured products, now is the time to act: Walmart is accepting applications for its 6th annual Open Call, scheduled for June 18 and 19 at the company’s Home Office campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. Apply today by visiting…
March 21, 2019 By Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart vice president for Merchandising Services and U.S. Manufacturing Do you have a product made, sourced or grown in the U.S. that belongs on store shelves across the country? Well, Walmart is serving up a chance at the big break you’ve been looking for. Now through April 30, we are accepting applications for…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 14, 2018 – The American entrepreneurial spirit was very much alive at Walmart’s fifth annual Open Call event at their corporate headquarters Wednesday. More than 450 businesses lined the halls to meet face-to-face with buyers in hopes of landing the deal of a lifetime. And, for many, those hopes are closer to becoming…
BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2018 – On June 13, Walmart’s Home Office will be buzzing with entrepreneurs from 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia ready to pitch their U.S.-made products. For its fifth annual Open Call, Walmart invited more than 450 businesses to meet one-on-one with buyers for a chance to get their products on store…