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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.

Retail
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.

Retail
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.

Trade Shows
Dallas Market Center Rebrands 2020 Summer Market

The Dallas Market Center will be rebranding its summer edition of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market beginning next year. With the addition of the Apparel & Accessories Market to both the gift market, Lightovation and KidsWorld, the market will be called the Total Lifestyle Market.

Retail
Dollar General Partners With FedEx

Dollar General has partnered with FedEx to offer new, convenient access to FedEx drop-off and pickup services at Dollar General stores. The effort is designed to increase access for all customers, particularly those living in rural communities.

Retail
Sur La Table CEO May Departing For J. Crew

Sur La Table said that Billy May will be stepping down as chief executive officer, to pursue a new opportunity closer to family on the East Coast. May will remain with the company through the end of June, to ensure a smooth transition.

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