By  on June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is determined to give a boost to apparel and textile production in America.

In town for the Commerce Department’s SelectUSA summer conference, Michelle Gloeckler, Wal-Mart’s senior vice president of home and the executive leading the U.S. manufacturing initiative, told WWD that fostering more apparel and textile production is key for the retail giant’s Made in America initiative. For the first time, Wal-Mart will try to connect manufacturers and suppliers — including apparel, textiles and home goods — with component parts makers at its second Manufacturing Summit in Denver Aug. 14 and 15, Gloeckler said.

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