INTERESTED IN SELLING TO WAL-MART?: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is sponsoring a daylong seminar on Dec. 15 aimed at minority-owned vendors from New York who are interested in becoming suppliers for the retailer. Copresented with the Asian American Federation of New York, the seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waitex International, 135 West 36th Street, second floor. One-on-one meetings with Wal-Mart representatives will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wal-Mart works with about 2,600 New York companies and is looking to diversify its supplier base. The discounter spends more than $11 billion a year in general supplier activity in the state of New York, of which roughly $200 million goes to 222 businesses owned by minorities and women. Wal-Mart has 5,500 suppliers owned by minorities and women nationwide, and spends $2.8 billion with them annually. Participants must R.S.V.P. to 212-344-5878, ext. 24.
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