Bentonville, Ark. — Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is accepting applications to its annual “Open Call” search for U.S.-made products.
The company's U.S. Manufacturing Summit is set for June 28 at its hometown of Bentonville as part of its effort to “advance the company's commitment to purchase $250 billion more” in U.S.-made goods, Wal-Mart Vice President Cindi Marsiglio says in a video announcement.
The retailer is in the fourth of its 10-year effort to hit that $250 billion mark.
The summit is open to existing Wal-Mart suppliers and manufacturers who want to sell to Wal-Mart. Details are available from Wal-Mart's Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal — or JUMP — website, engage.walmart-jump.com/
Past summits have resulted in business sales for a variety of consumer products, including a plastic plate for tacos, made by Poly-Tech Plastic Molding Inc. of Prairie Grove, Ark.