Who are Your Favorite Products Made By?7:56 PM
There seems to be a lot of talk about buying and selling products that are made here in America. People love the idea of it, but we rarely see the kind of change we are all looking for. Walmart is one company that has recently made a significant commitment to this goal, however.
The picture below is an example of that:
The above worker makes candles in a small candle business near Walmart's headquarters. These candles are sold in Walmart. My daughter actually works at a candle store here in our small town. I know what hard work it takes to create candles by hand. This type of commitment from Walmart, to support American jobs, is one of the reasons why I have enjoyed being a Walmart Mom.
You might not know that items that are made here, sourced here, or grown here account for about two-thirds of what Walmart spends to buy products for their U.S. stores. They pledge to increase that number by investing $250 billion in products that support American jobs over the next 10 years.
How will they do this? Walmart has pledged to support U.S. manufacturing on two fronts. First, by increasing what they already buy here in categories like sporting goods, apparel basics, storage products, games, and paper products. Second, by helping to create U.S. production in high key areas like textiles, furniture, pet supplies, some outdoor categories, and higher end appliances. These are just a few examples; they are looking at many more.
Learn more about how Walmart is planning to meet their commitment at this webpage. See how the news is trending across social media platforms at http://www.walmart.com/cp/1199472
As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.