In June, MedZone and Zone Naturals CEO, Joe Freeman was invited to speak to American suppliers attending the Walmart Open Call Event at Walmart Headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. (https://engage.walmart-jump.com/)
During the 2017 Open Call event, MedZone presented its ChafeZone product and after months of working with Walmart buyers they were accepted into Walmart in over 3,000 stores. Due to the success of the product journey and the efforts by the MedZone team work with the Walmart Buyer's, they were invited to speak at the 2019 event.
Inside a meeting room set for 1,200 people, Freeman discussed the company's journey to Open Call and gave advice on how to approach their buyer meetings.
In 2013, Walmart pledged to purchase approximately $250 billion in products by 2023 that support the creation of American jobs. It is estimated this commitment could create 1 million new American jobs, including direct manufacturing job growth of approximately 250,000, and indirect job growth of 750,000 in the support and service sectors
MedZone was honored to be a participant in this program and continues to expand its relationship with the Walmart teams. "Many or our customers regularly shop at Walmart and we want to offer our products where they shop. Having our ChafeZone products in Sports & Fitness section gives access to millions of Americans to our product line. We appreciate our relationship with Walmart and look forward to growing it. We will be presenting our Zone Naturals line to Walmart this summer in hopes to continue our relationship with this new brand. We see a large opportunity to grow our brands inside Walmart." said Freeman.
(MedZone CEO, Joe Freeman speaking at Walmart Headquarters in
Bentonville, Arkansas during the 2019 Open Call Event)