WORLD’S LARGEST RETAILER RECOGNIZED FOR SUPPORT OF KC HOMETOWN BUSINESS

       

Formal Award Presentation Slated for May 17th at Business Opportunity Fair in
Overland Park

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2007

Kansas City, Missouri –Retail giant, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will be honored for their role as a premier supporter of local KC minority-owned supplier, Li’L Guy Foods. The two companies have worked together since 1987. This is the first opportunity Li’L Guy has been given to present this annual award recognizing retailers who actively purchase from regional suppliers and take a vested interest in supporting local community businesses. The “Contract Recognition Award” will be presented to a Wal-Mart corporate representative Thursday, May 17th during the Mid-America Minority Business Development Council’s Business Opportunity Fair held at the Overland Park Convention Center.

At $350K, the annual contract between Wal-Mart and Li’L Guy Foods is one of the largest among the retailer’s agreements with local Midwest consumer packaged goods suppliers. “The Wal-Mart contract is key in reaching our target market and gives consumers the opportunity to buy local – supporting neighboring KC-based, minority-owned businesses. We’re proud of our partnership and look forward to continuing our long-term, win-win relationship with Wal-Mart,” says Christina Sloan, VP and Director of Sales, Li’L Guy Foods. Sloan goes on to say, “By taking strategic steps to work with local businesses across the country, Wal-Mart is leading the way for national and international retailers to reconnect with the communities they are serving and establish themselves as loyal hometown business partners.”

The Business Opportunity Fair, where the Contract Recognition Award will be presented, is hosted by the Mid-America Minority Business Development Council (MAMBDC) and is the 11th annual such event for MAMBDC. The Council was established in 1984 with the mission of increasing growth and development of minority-owned business enterprises throughout Kansas City and the surrounding region.

For more information:
Christina Sloan
Sloan Acquisition Corporation
d.b.a. Li’L Guy Mexican Foods
816-241-2000, ext. 115
csloan@lilguyfoods.com

 

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