It's time for the makers of consumer products to polish up their sales pitches as the world's biggest retailer, Walmart Inc., opens applications for its annual Made in the U.S. Open Call.
Companies selected through the application process will have 30 minutes with Walmart buyers to convince the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer to place their "made, grown or assembled" products on Walmart shelves. The company has set a goal to spend $350 billion on U.S.-made items within 10 years.
"Entrepreneurs can secure deals ranging from supplying products to a handful of local stores to supplying hundreds of Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs as well as Walmart.com," Walmart officials said in a news release.
This is the ninth year for company's Open Call. Past years have seen Walmart begin selling a new K'Nex line of toys and high density polyethylene plates for tacos.
This year's Open Call is set for June 28-29, with options for in-person and virtual pitches. Applications are available here and will be accepted until April 8.