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Walmart surprises local business owner with invite to pitch his product

Posted at 8:21 AM, May 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-12 08:21:44-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Walmart surprised the owner of Pop Culture Gourmet Popcorn with an opportunity to pitch his Made in the USA product to Walmart’s buyers.

Omar Hussan believed he was coming to the Walmart Supercenter on Virginia Beach Blvd. to pitch his product to store managers to attend Open Call, an opportunity for American entrepreneurs to come to Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

However, the owner of the Norfolk-based company was surprised with the news that he was already approved to attend the event on June 13!

Pop Culture Gourmet Popcorn combines unique popcorn flavors with pop culture to create a fun, delicious treat. They’re located at 112 Granby Street and are open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. They also sell their flavors online.

If successful, Hussan’s locally-made products could make it to Walmart shelves and into the hands of millions of customers.