La. Businesses Pitching Their Brands to Land on Walmart Shelves
NEW ORLEANS – After receiving submissions from approximately 4,800 businesses, Walmart has selected nearly 850 “Open Call” applicants, including three from Louisiana, to pitch their U.S. manufactured products to its team of buyers for the chance to land their brand on Walmart and Sam’s Club shelves, on Walmart.com and Walmart Marketplace. The virtual presentations will happen on Oct. 1 This event kicks off Walmart’s celebration of U.S. Manufacturing Month. In addition to one-on-one pitch meetings, participants will have an opportunity to hear directly from Walmart executives and learn from company leaders during smaller breakout sessions designed to inform, empower and encourage supplier-hopefuls.
The three Louisiana businesses invited to this year’s Open Call include:
- New Orleans Roast Coffee, Mandeville – roasted coffee beans
- Greek Girls Rice Pudding, New Orleans – authentic Greek rice pudding
- Hanley’s Foods, Baton Rouge – premium, natural salad dressings
“With a focus on growing our brand, we believe Walmart is the ideal place to be,” said Chief Roast Master Felton Jones of New Orleans Roast Coffee. “Our wide variety of roasts and flavors would be great additions to Walmart shelves for coffee lovers to enjoy a little taste of New Orleans in their morning cup. We are excited for the opportunity to introduce our products to the Walmart buying team!”
“I would love to see Greek Girls Rice Pudding on Walmart shelves!” said Greek Girls owner Artemis Antippas. “Locally sourced and produced in New Orleans, Greek Girls Rice Pudding is an authentic family recipe passed down through four generations. It’s a special and delicious treat that I enjoy sharing with others.”