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published on May 3, 2018 - 12:56 PM
Written by David Castellon

Are you a manufacturer with a product you wish could be sold at Walmart?

Now’s your chance, but you’ll have to act quickly because the department store giant is putting out an “open call” for new products, and Friday’s the deadline.

“At Walmart, we believe in making a difference on the issues our customers and communities care about. We believe we can create more American jobs by supporting more American manufacturing,” the company’s Open Call 2018 website states. “Jump-starting the manufacturing industry and rebuilding the middle class requires a national effort by companies, industry leaders, lawmakers and others.”

To that end, Walmart is requesting submissions of new products, and some will be chosen to be stocked at its stores.

“Walmart is looking to serve up the big break you’ve been looking for,” a press release from the company states.

The product reviews will occur June 13 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

“You can apply now for a chance to secure a seat at a table with one of the company’s buyers by visiting,” the release continues.

California businesses that have been chosen by Walmart in past Open Calls include Oakland’s Blossom Foods, which now have its pureed meals sold in Walmart stores, while Neem Hand Oil, made by Orange County’s Sundari, LLC, is sold in 100 stores.

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