Open Call

Walmart held virtual Open Call event

Walmart held virtual Open Call event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — More than 800 small businesses from across the country pitched their U.S.-manufactured products during 30-minute, one-on-one meetings with Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants on Thursday as part of the company’s first-ever virtual Open Call event. Approximately 56% of these businesses self-report as diverse, and more than 175 received a “yes,” advancing them

Walmart makes Open Call event digital only

Walmart makes Open Call event digital only

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is accepting applications from entrepreneurs who want to participate in the retailer’s seventh annual Open Call, on October 1. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing this year’s pitches to be conducted virtually, but the goal for the retailer’s buyers and prospective suppliers remains the same — get new U.S.-manufactured products on the shelves

Walmart invites U.S. suppliers to Open Call event

Walmart invites U.S. suppliers to Open Call event

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart on Tuesday invited companies with American-made products to pitch them at its sixth annual Made in the USA Open Call event, scheduled for June 18 and 19. The retail giant urged interested suppliers to apply by April 30 at Walmart-jump.com for a chance to get face-to-face pitch meeting with a Walmart buyer

Walmart’s open call to suppliers

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Hundreds of suppliers gathered at Walmart’s headquarters this month to pitch American-made products during the retailer’s fifth annual Open Call. The company invited more than 450 businesses to meet one on one with buyers for a chance to get their products on store shelves. Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S.,