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Wal-Mart Stores promotes 'Made in America'

Tuesday, August 27, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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Nearly 1,500 government officials and suppliers convened at the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Summit to advance American renewal in manufacturing and help rebuild opportunities for America’s middle class.

The summit, held at the Orlando Convention Center, Aug. 22, 2013, underscored Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years and featured announcements from suppliers that, combined, are expected to infuse more than $70 million into factory growth and create more than 1,000 domestic jobs. NEW Immediate Past Chair Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, home, for Walmart US, is leading the initiative.

Representatives from across industries ― including 500 supplier companies, 32 state governments and retail industry leaders ― discussed opportunities to create jobs, restore communities and drive economic growth. A number of companies announced domestic manufacturing investments, including GE, which is creating 150 jobs through a $30 million investment to produce domestically made GE Energy Efficient Soft White bulbs that will be sold exclusively at U.S.-based Walmart stores; Chobani, which invested $450 million to open its Twin Falls, Idaho, plant; No nonsense brand stockings, whose sock initiative with Walmart will add more than 100 new jobs at parent Kayser-Roth and additional jobs in local industries in North Carolina; and others.

Michelle Gloeckler Bloomberg News interview
Bill Simon CNBC interview

NEW Immediate Past Chair Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president
and general merchandise manager, home, Walmart US, appears on
Bloomberg News.


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