Walmart Selects 850 Entrepreneurs to Pitch their U.S. Manufactured Products at First-Ever Virtual Open Call Event
More than 4,800 businesses applied for the chance to pitch a Walmart Merchant on Oct. 1
The wait is over for entrepreneurs who submitted their applications for Walmart seventh annual Open Call event as approximately 850 small and medium-sized businesses received their official invitations to pitch Walmart merchants at Walmart’s annual merchandising event on Oct. 1.
“This is such an incredible opportunity to potentially introduce more people to USimplySeason seasonings. It’s the opportunity I’ve been dreaming of!”
This year, more than 4,800 businesses representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia and Mozambique applied for the chance to pitch a Walmart merchant, a 44% increase in submissions from last year. The businesses selected to participate in Open Call will now start preparing for their 30-minute virtual one-one-one pitch meetings and their chance to realize the American Dream.
“As a female entrepreneur, who has been blending yummy spices for customers on the internet for years, I am excited to be selected to participate in Walmart’s Open Call,” said Sylvia Kapsandoy, CEO of Amboseli Foods, a specialty food seasoning manufacturer based in Utah. “This is such an incredible opportunity to potentially introduce more people to USimplySeason seasonings. It’s the opportunity I’ve been dreaming of!”