EL PASO, TEXAS - Walmart has announced that El Paso companies that have products made in the USA can now go and register to see if they can get invited to go present them to the respective Walmart buyer in Bentonville, Ark. June 28.
This is how El Paso's own Fruitiki got their opportunity to be in El Paso Walmarts last year.
And as of two weeks ago, Fruitiki has been expanded and are now going to be in a total of 70 stores this Summer.
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is looking for El Paso, Texas entrepreneurs to pitch their made in the USA products to the company's buyers in a daylong event at Walmart's global headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas on June 28, 2017. Registration has begun at walmart-jump.com the deadline is May 18.
"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. "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. Increasing domestic manufacturing will help create additional jobs in the U.S., and that's good for American businesses."
Walmart buyers will be looking to make deals of varying sizes ranging from supplying product to a handful of stores in a local market, to supplying hundreds or thousands of stores as well as Sam's Club locations and Walmart.com.