Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Good response to Walmart's 'Made in the USA' open call
Good response to Walmart's 'Made in the USA' open call
02
Jul '16
For the third year in a row, the world's largest retailer, Walmart opened its doors to more than 450 entrepreneurs during the company's “Made in the USA” Open Call event on Thursday for products made, assembled or grown in the US. The event was part of Walmart's annual US Manufacturing Summit, hosted at the company's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company announced on its website.

Hundreds of potential and current suppliers representing companies large and small from coast to coast pitched everything from food to toys to apparel, and meeting with hundreds of Walmart's buyers for the chance to sell their US made products at Walmart. The company put every shelf-stable item pitched at Open Call today on Walmart.com.

“We are thrilled to put hundreds of new Made in the USA products on Walmart.com,” said Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president, Consumables, Health & Wellness, US Manufacturing Lead. “Walmart's $250 billion commitment to buy products supporting American jobs is having a tangible impact on communities across the country as factories expand or open to make products for Walmart stores, Walmart.com and Sam's Club.”

“Landing a deal with Walmart was huge for our small company,” said Courtny Squibb with Schultz Laboratories MFR., Inc. in Granger, Iowa. “Since last year's Open Call, our white diamond metal polish is now in more than 2,500 Walmart stores and Walmart.com.”

The 2016 US Manufacturing Summit and Open Call, with companies attending from more than 40 states and nearly 800 meetings taking place, are part of Walmart's commitment to investing in American jobs, having pledged in 2013 to purchase an additional $250 billion in US made products by 2023. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 1st Mar 2021

AfCFTA rules of origin talks to conclude in June: Egyptian

Talks are currently under way between member states of the African...

Pic: Fraser Group

Retail | On 1st Mar 2021

Frasers Group anticipates £100-mn hit from lockdown

Frasers Group recently said it could take a hit in excess of £100...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 1st Mar 2021

TJX Companies FY21 sales fall 4% to $32 bn

The TJX Companies, a US-based leading off-price apparel and home...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Wearables have very limited reach

Nishank Patel, Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Jurgen Gauger, Spreadshirt

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Deepprakash Agrawal,

Deepprakash Agrawal

Radhey Weaves is a Surat-based manufacturer of brocade fabrics. MD...

Jason Remnant,

Jason Remnant

<div>Xaar plc develops digital inkjet technology; it designs and...

Hans Gerhard Wroblowski,

Hans Gerhard Wroblowski

Germany's Monforts is a leading manufacturer and exporter of textile...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Georg Reinhold, Trützschler  Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Georg Reinhold
Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers

Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers, a part of the Trützschler Group,...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir, Walnut

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Nisha Chanda, Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

Nisha Chanda
Whistling Woods International School of Fashion

<div>A lack of upgraded courses in costume designing and fashion as per...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search