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AkzoNobel named Walmart's primary paint supplier

AkzoNobel announced that it has been selected by Walmart to be the primary paint supplier for the retailer's U.S. stores.

AkzoNobel said it will develop and manufacture a portfolio of interior and exterior paints for more than 3,500 Walmart stores in the United States with the Glidden and ColorPlace brands. This agreement builds on the existing relationship with Walmart for paints in Puerto Rico and Canada, and with Liquid Nails adhesives in the United States.

"We're excited about the opportunity to build upon our relationship with Walmart to help them grow their paints business," said Erik Bouts, managing director of AkzoNobel Paints, the company's U.S. decorative paints business. "We feel we're in a unique position to deliver a high quality, affordable product to customers by leveraging both our strong presence here in the United States and the support of our global organization."

Walmart will begin the transition to AkzoNobel early next year, the company reported.

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