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Selling A Better Quality Of Life

The annual HomeWorld Business Health & Wellness Report in the June 24, 2019, issue underscores an evolving consumer state of mind and the brimming opportunity for housewares suppliers and retailers that have responded by placing healthy living and wellness at the heart of their marketing and merchandising execution.

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Walmart Invests In U.S. Manufacturing At Open Call Event

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and small businesses lined the halls at Walmart’s home office to pitch their U.S.-manufactured products to Walmart buyers. During the sixth annual Open Call event, more than 100 companies moved on to the next step, with several dozen getting deals on the spot to go on Walmart store shelves, the company said.

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Pier 1 Board Initiates Reverse Stock Split

At Pier 1 Imports’ 2019 annual meeting of shareholders held on June 19, shareholders authorized a reverse stock split at a ratio of 1-for-5, 1-for-10 or 1-for-20, and a reduction in the number of authorized shares of common stock by a corresponding ratio.

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Walmart Open Call Event Supporting U.S.-Made Entrepreneurs

Tariffs are shaking up the supplier picture today for mass-market retailers while changing consumer preferences for trendier products is continuing to transform the market. Walmart’s two-day open call event, ending today, June 19, comes at an appropriate moment in a shifting retail landscape.