Driving Toward a Dream: Inside Walmart Open Call

By Walmart Staff
July 8, 2015
US Manufacturing Summit

Mini motorcycles. Insect-repelling dog vests. An attachment that turns your charcoal grill into a pizza oven. There was no shortage of inventions, handy products, simply cool stuff to be seen at our open call for products that support American jobs. But the best stuff wasn’t brought in a box – it was this: the potential for any one of these items to make a difference for not just the manufacturer, but the communities where they are made.

At open call, Walmart buyers heard more than 1,000 pitches for products made, assembled, sourced or grown in the U.S. Behind all of those items is a story, Walmart U.S. CEO Greg Foran said today at our U.S. Manufacturing Summit. Check out this video for a quick look at just a few.