Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Partners with 8th & Walton

Education platform created by both companies will help suppliers be more successful doing business with large retailers.

Los Angeles, Calif.—May 14, 2014—Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, announced its partnership with 8th & Walton, the destination for Walmart Supplier education. The new partnership will provide educational content for small and medium sized aspiring and current retail suppliers to assist them as they analyze, manage, and grow their business with Walmart and Sam’s Club.

Limited resources, limited expertise, and little room for error to “get on the shelf,” are just a few challenges businesses face as they aspire to work with Walmart and other mass retailers. As a small business advocate, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is a resource that assists businesses with management of their business credit, so they can save time, reduce risk, and maximize growth opportunities with retailers like Walmart.

8th & Walton, a Walmart supplier development company, has helped thousands of organizations with efforts to do business with the world's largest retailer. Taught by suppliers, for suppliers, 8th & Walton’s experienced instructors have worked first-hand with large retailers as both former and current suppliers.  It’s suite of over 75 courses, mentor both small and large supplier businesses through educational content provided in online and classroom courses, consulting services and news content.

The content partnership will include the following efforts:

  • Co-hosted series of supplier webinars
  • Live supplier education events which will serve to educate suppliers on doing business with large retailers
  • Classroom and online retail supplier education courses
  • Educational content partnership


“We engage with small and medium size supplier businesses every day as their business credit standings are an integral factor in securing retail contracts and are excited about what our partnership with 8th & Walton can accomplish,” said Peter Delgrosso, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. “We recognize the demand for education for these businesses to enhance their opportunities for growth since the small and medium sized businesses are often those that have the hardest time breaking into these retailers.

"At 8th & Walton, we believe in helping suppliers become better partners to retailers," said Jeff Clapper, CEO of 8th & Walton. "It's our commitment to listen to each company that takes part in our courses. From that feedback we saw the need for more core offerings focused on business credit options; the partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will allow us to meet that demand well and efficiently.

For more information about upcoming supplier webinars and live education events, please visit www.dandb.com/supplier/events/.

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