Walmart to hold event highlighting local suppliers

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bentonville-based Walmart is holding an event in Little Rock to draw attention to products it sells that are made in Arkansas.

The world's largest retailer is emphasizing products that are created, processed and produced in Arkansas. The event is set for 10:30 a.m. at a Walmart Supercenter in west Little Rock.

A number of Arkansas business leaders are scheduled to attend.

Walmart says it wants to focus attention on Arkansas suppliers and brands and show how consumers can recognize those products on store shelves.

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