u.s. manufacturing

Retail
Walmart Holds Virtual Open Call Event

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.

Retail
Walmart Open Call Event Supports U.S. Manufacturing

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. 

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Libbey Halts U.S. Production Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Libbey has temporarily halted production at its Toledo, OH, and Shreveport, LA, manufacturing facilities for a minimum of two weeks beginning March 23. Company officials stated the changes are in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding the potential impact on the company’s business demand.

Retail
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
Walmart Open Call Supports U.S.-Made Entrepreneurs

On June 28, Walmart is inviting more than 500 businesses from across the U.S. to pitch their Made in the U.S.A. products at its Bentonville, AR, headquarters, providing entrepreneurs the opportunity to potentially reach the retailer’s consumers in-store and online.