Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking for New Jersey 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.
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. Walmart has many New Jersey-based suppliers, including Incoco, a global leader in the manufacture of nail polish, which employs approximately 100 people at its Clifton, New Jersey factory.
“Walmart has made a significant difference for our company, our employees, and our community,” said Fa Park, founder of Incoco. “We have had great sales and continue to employ approximately 100 people at our Clifton manufacturing plant and we recently opened an office in New York.”
In January 2013, Walmart committed to American renewal by announcing it intends to help boost job creation and U.S. manufacturing through buying an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs over 10 years. Based on data from Boston Consulting Group, it’s estimated that 1 million new U.S. jobs will be created through this initiative.
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