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Supplier Inclusion

Supplier Inclusion Panel

As the world's largest retailer, Walmart continues to build an inclusive supply chain towards reflecting our customers and members, coupled with the belief it’s imperative that we provide products and services to meet their needs. Our focus on creating opportunity and well-being really speaks to our company's purpose and values; and we are deepening our commitment to help enable diverse businesses to thrive by identifying resources to help them grow with us.

CEO Message

We are a people-led, tech-powered omnichannel retailer serving customers and members in countries around the world. As such, we are uniquely positioned to work with a diverse range of suppliers and entrepreneurs to offer our customers and members a broad assortment of relevant products that not only delivers on value and quality, but also helps to promote growth and elevate small and medium-sized businesses.


In FY23 alone, our spend with diverse-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses exceeded $13 billion in the U.S. By bringing intentionality to these relationships, we are actively working to include and help grow these suppliers and entrepreneurs, and in the process help our customers and members save money and live better lives.




Doug McMillon
President & CEO
Walmart Inc.

Becoming a Walmart Supplier

As a leading retailer, Walmart strives to save people money so they can live better. This mantra is at the core of every decision we make and we believe having a diverse supplier base further connects us with our customers and members, associates, and communities.


Walmart’s Supplier Inclusion Program provides U.S. privately held companies that are 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by a woman, minority, veteran, disabled veteran, person with a disability or a member of the LGBTQ+ community equal footing to effectively work with us while at the same time growing their own business.


If you are interested in becoming part of Walmart’s merchandise supply chain, we recommend starting with the steps below:


  1. Review the supplier readiness checklist that provides details on how to become a merchandise supplier with Walmart or Sam’s Club.
  2. We encourage qualifying companies to obtain a diverse supplier certification with a recognized agency to validate its standing as diverse owned. The following national certifying organizations are recognized by Walmart and are utilized to further our aspiration and to develop diverse supplier relationships:
    1. National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
    2. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
    3. U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC),
    4. Disability:IN (Disability:IN)
    5. National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
    6. National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)
    7. National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
    8. WEConnect International (WEConnect)
    9. Other federal or local government agencies
  3. Register your diverse business with RangeMe, a product discovery platform Walmart utilizes to source and manage product proposals. Once registered, you can create and submit product listings directly to Walmart Merchandising for consideration.
  4. If you are a service and non-resale supplier and have a diverse certification, click here to register your company. This portal is used to source and review professional service suppliers.


If you have questions, please email us at supplierinclusion@walmart.com.


Note: Completing the application process on either platform does not guarantee that you will be approved to be a supplier. It also does not guarantee a contract and or business with Walmart.

Industry Insights

At Walmart, we embrace belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion as a way of doing business. As a leading retailer, we work closely with industry experts to gain insights and share information relevant to Walmart’s Supplier Inclusion program. We publish economic impact reports to communicate the impact on the economy using industry standard measures. 


Please revisit our site in November for our 2023 Supplier Inclusion Economic Impact Report. The report details how diverse suppliers add to the economic vitality of the communities we work and serve.

Supply Chain Finance

Walmart recognizes the great work and effort our diverse suppliers are making to help ensure our customers and members have the products and services they need. We also realize one of the biggest challenges to achieving growth is the ability to gain access to working capital. As a partner to all our suppliers including our diverse suppliers, we want to help provide access to the resources needed to continue running your business. We’re proud to share information on how we recently expanded our existing early-payment programs and simplified the onboarding process, unlocking easier access to working capital and growth resources. Learn more about our early-payment programs below:



If you would like to discuss financing options with Walmart Treasury, please email us at SupplierFinance@wal-mart.com.

Awards & Recognition

Events

Walmart Inc. participates in varies supply chain and inclusion events to engage with prospective suppliers, generate business activities like match-making, business expos, conferences and other types of networking opportunities. 


Please note events listed may require registration or a fee to attend. We recommend contacting the sponsoring organization directly for more specific information.


Upcoming

Feb. 15–16, 2024

USPAACC Innovation Symposium


March 19–22, 2024

WBENC National 2024

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