Walmart bills its annual “Open Call” event as a path for budding entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream, and the achievement could prove extra dreamy for one Lehigh Valley merchant.



a man holding a bag: Kishor Chokshi, owner of Kilimanjaro Distillery, shows off the distillery in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. His distillery is one of 850 companies from the U.S. and beyond selected to pitch products Oct. 1 during Walmart’s annual "Open Call" event.


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Kishor Chokshi, owner of Kilimanjaro Distillery, shows off the distillery in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. His distillery is one of 850 companies from the U.S. and beyond selected to pitch products Oct. 1 during Walmart’s annual “Open Call” event.

Kishor Chokshi’s Kilimanjaro Distillery is one of 850 companies from the U.S. and beyond selected to pitch his products Oct. 1 during Walmart’s Open Call.

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Walmart narrowed the field of prospective suppliers from an initial 4,800 product-pitchers for the seventh annual event, which will be held virtually for the first time because of the coronavirus.

Businesses such as Kilimanjaro, which is in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III, will present their products

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