Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for San Diego entrepreneurs to pitch locally-made products to company buyers at a special event in June.
“We are excited to once again invite businesses from all 50 states to meet with Walmart buyers who have one goal in mind: to buy more American products for our stores, clubs and Walmart.com,” said Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. Manufacturing.
Walmart said its buyers will be looking to make deals of varying sizes ranging from supplying a handful of stores in a local market to supporting hundreds or thousands of stores as well as Sam’s Club locations and Walmart.com.
Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, called Walmart’s program is “a great example of providing opportunity for anyone, big or small, to make great things happen in our local market and beyond.”
The potential market is 301 stores in California and 11,695 worldwide.
“By investing in products that support American jobs, we are able to bring new products to our shelves that our customers want and new jobs to our communities,” Marsiglio said. “Increasing domestic manufacturing will help create additional jobs in the U.S., and that’s good for American businesses.”
Registration for the buying event on June 28 in Bentonville, AR, runs through May 18 on walmart-jump.com.
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