For the second year in a row, RangeMe will be streamlining submissions for Walmart’s seventh annual Open Call for U.S. manufactured products.
“We are thrilled to be working with Walmart on Open Call 2020,” said Nicky Jackson, CEO and founder of San Francisco-based RangeMe. “It’s an outstanding opportunity to help emerging U.S. brands take the next step on their product journey from idea to shelf, which is the foundation of RangeMe. To simultaneously assist one of the world’s most innovative retailers facilitate new product discovery is a win for all parties involved.”
Open Call is part of Walmart’s ongoing commitment to get more U.S.-manufactured products on shelf and online for consumers. The deadline to apply for Open Call 2020 is Aug. 10. This year, product suppliers and manufacturers will submit applications for a chance to pitch their innovative products live to Walmart buyers on Oct. 1.
While in the past Open Call has brought suppliers and Walmart buyers together in person, this year’s meetings will be held virtually.
“Over the past six months, companies have had to pivot into new ways of doing business, as so many have transitioned to working from home during this pandemic,” said Jackson. “But product discovery continues moving forward, with the consumer packaged goods industry turning to digital platforms to help get their products in front of buyers. Online and virtual events, like this year’s Open Call, are vital.”
RangeMe, an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between product suppliers and retailers, will help manage the application submissions from U.S. manufacturers and suppliers eager for the chance to get their products into Walmart stores.
Interested product suppliers and manufacturers can submit for free here: rangeme.com/walmartopencall2020.