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 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 to the next stage in the process to land on store and club shelves.
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Lasko Products is expanding its domestic production by launching U.S.-made Cyclonic Digital Ceramic Heaters.
The wait is over for entrepreneurs who submitted their applications for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call event, as approximately 850 small and medium-sized businesses received their official invitations to pitch Walmart merchants at Walmart’s annual merchandising event on October 1.
The application process for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call is open, and the company invites entrepreneurs dreaming of landing their U.S.-manufactured products on Walmart shelves to apply for the opportunity to meet with Walmart buyers on October 1, 2020, via virtual pitch meetings.
Lodge Cast Iron has acquired Portland-based cast iron cookware manufacturer, Finex.
The topic of tariffs is one that is dominating conversations across the housewares landscape as retailers and suppliers work to develop solutions to deal with looming price increases that are expected to touch nearly every segment in the industry.
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.
Now through April 30, Walmart is accepting applications for its 6th annual Open Call event for products that support American jobs and domestic manufacturing.
Lodge Cast Iron has introduced the Cook-It-All cookware piece, which is named to highlight its cooking versatility and multi-function use.
Solidteknics is launching a Kickstarter campaign for its US-ION skillets.
For its fifth annual Open Call, Walmart invited more than 450 businesses from 46 states to meet one-on-one with buyers for a chance to get their products on store shelves. The event was held yesterday, June 13, in Bentonville, AR.