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Serving Up a Solution: The Taco Plate

By Walmart Staff

Sometimes, eating hard-shelled tacos can be, well … hard. At least that’s what Hugh Jarratt thought while he was in college, when his tacos repeatedly fell over and spilled. But one day, he used those moments as inspiration to invent a plate with slots to hold tacos upright. Last month, that… Read More

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A Conversation with SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

As the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet leads the agency’s efforts to aid, counsel and protect the interests of small businesses. Recently, she spoke at Walmart’s second U.S. Manufacturing Summit, and afterward, she talked with us about Walmart’s… Read More

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Empowering Manufacturing’s Revolutionary Thinkers

By Kathleen McLaughlin, SVP, Sustainability, and President, Walmart Foundation

Creating big change doesn’t just happen in one big step. It does, however, require many big thinkers – the bright minds who can develop new processes and ideas to tackle every detail and slowly bring a massive transformation to life. Expanding U.S. manufacturing is a big change we at Walmart have… Read More

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How Trash-Ease Turned Waste into a Win

By Walmart Staff

Garbage has become pretty golden for John Cundy. In July, he attended Walmart’s Open Call for products that support American jobs, and his creation, Trash-Ease, was chosen by our buyers to soon be added to store shelves. The invention is simple: a portable metal frame that allows a trash bag… Read More

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Constructing the Future of U.S. Manufacturing

By Michael Araten, President and CEO, K’NEX Brands and The Rodon Group

With K’NEX, Lincoln Logs and Tinkertoys, children can build from their imaginations and open their minds to the worlds of science and engineering. As my company created these products for kids, many years ago our minds were opened to another complex subject: the math behind producing them in the… Read More

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