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.

The Grommet Honored As Design Influencer Of The Year

HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® and the Las Vegas Market have announced that leading e-commerce innovator The Grommet will be honored with the second annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award at the 2018 Housewares Design Awards, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Las Vegas Market.

Report: Fleiss To Head New Walmart Innovation Business

At the recent ShopTalk trade show, Marc Lore, president and CEO of Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce division, revealed that Walmart would begin an innovation and technology development project funded by but separate from its other operations, adding that it would bring on its first partner in the initiative shortly.