Walmart looking for Salvadoran SMEs

The multinational chain held a business conference as part of its program “A Hand to Grow”.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

SMEs interested in becoming providers for the retailer have until April 15 to apply. Those who meet the requirements may participate in the round of negotiations scheduled for May 18.

"The National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE) will assist businessmen in complying with Walmart´s requirements,” said to its executive director, Ileana Rogel.

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Wal-Mart Looking For Salvadoran SMEs

June 2010

The multinational chain is holding its first 2010 business roundtable, as part of a program called “Una Mano para Crecer” (A hand for growing).

In these roundtables Wal-Mart will look for suppliers of new products to be distributed through its supermarket network.

“…businessmen … will have 90 ‘test’ days to sell in one or more stores.

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