I’m excited to share the application process for Walmart’s 7th Annual Open Call is open now through August 10. We invite entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their shelf-ready, U.S.-manufactured products on Walmart shelves to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on October 1 via virtual pitch meetings.
The October 1 Open Call virtual event kicks off Walmart’s celebration of U.S. Manufacturing Month and will include similar programming to previous years. In addition to one-on-one pitch meetings with Walmart buyers, participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from Walmart executives and learn from company leaders during smaller breakout sessions designed to inform, empower, and encourage supplier-hopefuls. This year’s attendees could secure deals ranging from a handful of stores in local markets to supplying hundreds, even thousands of stores, Sam’s Clubs, and on Walmart.com.
During this year of unprecedented challenges for U.S. businesses, Walmart remains focused on the commitment we announced in January 2013 to help boost job creation and U.S. manufacturing through buying an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023. Open Call is one way in which we continue to invest in this commitment.
For more information about Walmart’s 7th Annual Open Call, please visit here, and to apply or share the application please visit here. Join the conversation via your social channels by using #WalmartOpenCall.
Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations