On July 7-8, 2015 Walmart will be hosting a U.S. Manufacturing Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas. Tuesday, July 7th will be an open event to provide manufacturers with the opportunity to present their American made products to the purchasers of Walmart, Walmart.com, and Sam's Club. This is a huge opportunity for any manufacturer to get their products within one of the nations largest retailers. On Wednesday, July 8th the President and CEO of Walmart, Greg Foran, will discuss the American Jobs Initiative and U.S. manufacturing trends with the help of Asa Hutchinson (Arkansas Governor).
Walmart has committed to increase purchases of American Made products by $50 billion/year by 2022. Achievement of this goal will increase U.S. employment by about 300,000 manufacturing jobs, making Walmart’s efforts the largest corporate reshoring program.
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