Walmart Continues Manufacturing Mantra With Open Call

Warren Brown of Virginia and Casey Millspaugh of Fort Smith were among the more than 450 business owners welcomed by Walmart to its Bentonville home office Wednesday (June 13) for its fifth annual Open Call event, promising them at minimum a 30-minute meeting with a buyer.

Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart vice president of U.S. manufacturing and sourcing, said five years into the initiative to create more U.S. manufacturing jobs the retailer is 90% toward its 10-year goal to source an additional $250 billion U.S. made products by 2023.

“We know there is more we can do as we continue to look at 1,300 categories for opportunities to source items in the U.S. and shorten the supply chains on everything from patio pillows to tires,” she told Talk Business & Politics. “Walmart is uniquely positioned to help and our customers love it.”   MORE

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