Category Archives: Supplier News

Dallas-Area Businesses Get on Walmart’s Shelves — Dallas Business Journal

Have a look at how some businesses in the Dallas – Fort Worth area have managed to get their products on Walmart shelves: “Meli’s Monster Cookies, co-founded by Melissa Mehall of Fort Worth and Melissa Blue of Austin, is a success story from Wal-Mart’s 2015 Open Call. The pair worked with a Wal-Mart buyer looking for healthy products the summer of 2015, and less than a year later, had negotiated their gluten-free treats, which sell for $5.99 per package, into...

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Land O’ Lakes Joins Walmart’s Sustainability Commitment — TheCattleSite.com

Land O’Lakes has announced its plan to join Walmart in Project Gigaton: “’Through Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, our partnership with our member-owners, and our ongoing leadership with some of the world’s largest food producers and retailers, including Walmart, our cooperative is in a position to achieve meaningful goals and shape the future of environmental sustainability,’ said Matt Carstens, senior vice president of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN.“ Supplier Takeaway Suppliers are getting on board with Walmart’s new initiative. What are your plans? Resources...

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Supplier Describes Journey to Walmart Shelves — El Paso Times

A frozen dessert supplier describes his journey to getting his products on Walmart’s shelves: “Fruitiki packages initially went into El Paso-area Wal-Mart stores, now numbering 19. Fruitikis also are sold in six Sam’s Clubs, also owned by Wal-Mart, in El Paso and New Mexico. And the Mexican-style paletas this month began going into New Mexico Wal-Mart stores, he said.“ Supplier Takeaway Do you plan to pitch products at Open Call this year? If you do, how do you expect a successful presentation...

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Interview with CEO of Renfro, a Walmart Supplier — Fibre2Fashion.com

A recent interview with Bud Kilby, CEO of Renfro Corporation: “Yes, we have sold Walmart since the 1970s and have grown with them. We provide Walmart a variety of products, both branded and private label, across all departments, all genders. We have participated in Walmart’s US Manufacturing Initiative since its inception several years ago. Renfro was one of the first companies to join this effort with Walmart.“ Supplier Takeaway Do you participate in the US manufacturing initiative? If not, what...

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Pioneer Woman Spring Collection Debuts at Walmart — Popsugar.com

The new Pioneer Woman collection is now available at Walmart.com: “Turn your kitchen into a rustic farmhouse with Ree’s floral dinnerware, butterfly-adorned cast iron pots and cookware, and mason jar cups! Hurry and order these new items soon — the collection is selling out quickly!“ Supplier Takeaway The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, started out as a blogger. Have you ever considered teaming up with a well know blogger to create a new brand?   Resources for Walmart Suppliers How Retailtainment...

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Brawny Man Becomes a Woman For Women’s History Month — NWAHomepage.com

The Brawny man has become a woman this March: “The limited-time packaging gives women the spotlight for the month of March. It’s also the first time a Brawny woman has appeared on the company’s packaging. Brawny will also be showcasing a series of short films on its website that highlight women in STEM fields.“ Supplier Takeaway As consumers become more socially aware, it’s important for brands to acknowledge their concerns. What is your company doing for Women’s History Month? Resources...

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Unilever Starts Hyper-Disclosure Policy — GreenBiz.com

Unilever has begun to disclose fragrances used in its projects, even though current regulations don’t require it: “Starting this year, Unilever is voluntarily disclosing online the fragrance ingredients included in individual products sold in the U.S. and Europe, down to 0.01 percent of the product formulation, along with details of the scent the fragrance ingredients bring to the product. The project is to be completed by 2018.“ Supplier Takeaway Some suppliers are going above and beyond the law to report...

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Applegate Pledges To Improve Animal Welfare Standards For Broiler Chickens

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Applegate, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, is committing to transforming the lives of millions of chickens in its supply chain. By 2024, Applegate intends to elevate and third-party verify its standards for broiler chickens to be consistent with Global Animal Partnership (GAP). These changes will require, among other things, using broiler chicken breeds that are scientifically proven to have improved welfare outcomes. “Animal welfare is an evolving field, and we are continuously...

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Michigan Supplier Lands Walmart Deal — MLive.com

A Michigan-supplier has got its children’s t-ball sets on Walmart shelves: “‘We have a lot of items we are working on and hope to have in the stores,’ said Dave Hartman, 41, owner of the Saranac business at 460 Main St. The products were selected as part of Walmart’s annual Open Call for U.S. products. The daylong event at the retailer’s global headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. allowed companies to pitch American-made products to Walmart’s buyers.“ Supplier Takeaway What are you...

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What is a “Guilt Free” Food? — DenverPost.com

Pepsi and other retailers are using “healthy” label claims as a way to sell snack and convenience food and beverages to consumers: “For PepsiCo Inc., the definition of “guilt-free” is broad. The maker of Doritos, Tropicana and Gatorade considers products falling under that term as those with “positive” ingredients such as grains, fruits and vegetables. That would include its Naked beverages, which can have more than 400 calories and 50 grams of sugar from fruits per bottle, and Quaker products,...

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