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Why does Walmart have an Open Call event?

Published on September 27, 2019 and last updated on November 01, 2019


At Walmart, we believe that supportingU.S.-made products andU.S. jobs makes sense for our customers, our community and our company. We’re leading the way through our commitment to purchase an additional $250 billion in products made, sourced or grown in the U.S. by 2023. Our Open Call underscores that commitment and helps us make a difference on an issue our customers care about.

Click below for highlights from the 2019 Open Call.

Manufacturing Summit 2014: VIDEO: Highlights of Open Call 2014

Get to know some suppliers from Open Call

The companies in attendance at Open Call represented a broad geography, including 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Collectively, their impact on the U.S. manufacturing sector can be felt across the country, as they are manufacturing their products in 44 different states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Walmart always sounded like the company that is impossible to get into. Walmart is the only grocery chain to give us such an opportunity like this as a small business. I don’t know of any other store that does an Open Call event the way Walmart does.
Toyin Kolawole, founder and CEO of Iya Foods