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· Media Release: Walmart Announces 2021 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Date
· Media Release: RangeMe Streamlines Submissions for Walmart Open Call 2021
Walmart Announces 2021 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Date
Formal Business Meeting for Shareholders on June 2 to be Held Virtually Given the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Walmart Inc.
via Business Wire - March 30, 2021
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held in a virtual-only format and will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT. While shareholders will be able to attend the meeting online through a live audio webcast, there will not be a physical location for the annual meeting.
The meeting will focus on shareholder voting on formal business and proxy proposals. Shareholders may vote their shares electronically, online, by mail or by phone prior to the formal business meeting on June 2. Shareholders entitled to vote at the meeting may also vote their shares online during the meeting.
The record date for shareholders entitled to vote at the virtual meeting is Friday, April 9, 2021. The company’s proxy statement that will be filed in April will include details confirming how shares may be voted before or during the meeting on June 2, as well as how to access it as a shareholder. The public will also be able to listen to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting, without the option to vote, through a link on the company’s website.
As a result of the pandemic, the company will not be hosting its customary Associate Celebration at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Ark., which has traditionally welcomed 5,000 associates from around the world. Last year, the company held a virtual celebration for associates, and it is planning a similar Associate Celebration on Friday, June 4, with entertainment and messages from senior leadership.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 220 million customers and members visit approximately 10,500 stores and clubs under 48 banners in 24 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2021 revenue of $559 billion, Walmart employs over 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.
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RangeMe Streamlines Submissions for Walmart Open Call 2021
via PRNewswire - Mar 31, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Walmart announced its 8th annual Open Call and, for the third year in a row, is teaming up with RangeMe to streamline submissions for the industry-leading initiative to find products made, grown, or assembled in the United States.
"We are excited to continue partnering with Walmart on Open Call for the third year in a row," says Nicky Jackson, CEO and Founder of RangeMe. "The industry looks forward to this moment each year as a leading opportunity to shine a spotlight on emerging U.S. brands looking to take the next step on their retail journey. By assisting one of the world's most innovative retailers to facilitate new product discovery is a win for all parties involved, especially the suppliers looking to land a major retail deal."
Open Call is part of Walmart's ongoing commitment to getting more products made, grown or assembled in the U.S. on its shelves and online for consumers. The deadline to apply for Virtual Open Call 2021 is April 30. Similar to last year, product suppliers and manufacturers will submit applications for a chance to pitch their innovative products live to Walmart merchants in one-on-one virtual meetings on June 30. Selected participants will also have the opportunity to hear from Walmart Executives and participate in smaller breakout sessions to learn about valuable topics and resources.
"After last year's successful virtual event, we're excited for what's in store this year," says Jackson. "As the consumer-packaged goods industry proceeds to navigate through the pandemic, online product discovery and virtual events like Walmart's Open Call continue to be vital."
RangeMe, the product discovery and sourcing platform where product suppliers and retailers discover, connect, and grow their businesses, will help manage the applications from U.S. suppliers looking for the chance to get their products into Walmart stores.
"Open Call is like watching the American Dream play out in real-time," said Laura Phillips, Walmart Senior Vice President for Global Sourcing & US Manufacturing, during this year's official announcement for opening of the application process.
Interested product suppliers and manufacturers can submit for free here:
RangeMe, an ECRM company, is the leading online platform that streamlines new product discovery between suppliers and retailers. The platform empowers retail buyers to efficiently discover innovative and emerging products, while streamlining the inbound product submission process. For product suppliers, RangeMe enables them to grow their retail relationships with a platform that gives them the tools to manage their products, market their brand, and build awareness. Now integrated into the ECRM product offering, RangeMe adds increased breadth and depth to the industry's most complete sourcing solution for top retailers and product suppliers in the US.
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