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Applications open to pitch product to Lowe’s home improvement

“Into the Blue: Lowe’s Product Pitch Event” will be held Nov. 2-3 at the Lowe’s Tech Hub in Charlotte’s South End.

“Into the Blue: Lowe’s Product Pitch Event” will be held Nov. 2-3 at the Lowe’s Tech Hub in Charlotte’s South End.

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Businesses wishing their products were sold at Lowe’s home improvement stores are getting their chance to pitch them to the company.

And, it culminates with a two-day event this fall in Charlotte.

For the first time in Lowe’s 101-year history, the retailer will hold a “live pitch event” for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to become suppliers to the chain.

“We’re always continuously looking for that new and different product,” Sarah Dodd, senior vice president of global

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Lowe’s launches competition for entrepreneurs inspired by “Shark Tank”

Lowe’s launches competition for entrepreneurs inspired by “Shark Tank”

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Lowe’s is launching an entrepreneur competition in which small businesses can pitch product ideas and have their items displayed in Lowe’s stores and online.

Why it matters: This is a way for Lowe’s to support independent entrepreneurs who may not have the opportunity otherwise to get in front of a big-box retailer, the Mooresville company says. It’s also a way for Lowe’s to tap into creative ideas and products it might not have noticed.

  • Into the Blue, as the competition is called is sort of like a “Shark Tank” competition for the home improvement sector, says
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