Monday, September 23, 2013

Walmart's U.S. Manufacturing Summit

I attended Walmart’s U.S. Mfg. Summit August 22 and 23 in Orlando. There were fifteen hundred attendees included senior managers from 500 Walmart suppliers. Presenters included Jeff Immelt, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and 9 governors. I came away convinced that Walmart is doing everything it can to dramatically increase its purchases of U.S. manufactured products.  I met dozens of companies that are doing their best to provide a U.S. made product at a price and quality that U.S. consumers will find acceptable and choose vs. imported products.