By Carl Wilson
News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) A new eBay program called “Retail Revival” is designed to boost small and medium-size businesses to a global market. Participating retailers will receive a free e-store front and ongoing assistance and training from ebay to scale their businesses.
Thanks to a partnership with eBay someone on the other side of the globe may soon open a bag of fruity, peppery Vineyard Red Wine Nuts made right here.
“It opens up avenues that we had not envisioned,” said Melissa Wallace of Hops and Nuts, which manufactures the nuts.
Wallace founded the Greensboro-based company four years ago. It makes craft-flavored snacks that pair with beer and wine. With a new eBay program called Retail Revival, Wallace hopes to sell those snacks to consumers around the world.
The city on Wednesday announced the online marketplace eBay selected Greensboro as a partner for the program, which is designed to boost small- and medium-size businesses to a global market.
“We know that small local businesses are the backbone of our local economy and 80 percent of what local businesses make stay in the local economy,” Mayor Nancy Vaughan said at the announcement at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
Small businesses can apply to participate in the 12-month program.