25 Most 'Patriotic' Brands?
Ahead of the July 4th holiday, USA Today released their list of the 25 most ‘patriotic’ brands. This list, based on a survey of 4,500 consumers, measured how patriotic the brands actually were in the opinion of a consumer.
But just how ‘patriotic’ are these brands? Though consumers identify them as American, are these brands truly American-made?
Jeep, the brand that topped the list, did not even rank in the recent American-made car index released annually by Cars.com. The Ford F-150 topped that list as the most American-made car but landed 16th on USA Today’s list.
Hershey, America’s favorite chocolate maker operates all but one manufacturing plant in the U.S.
While brands like Coca-Cola and Wrigley’s operate on an international level, their products that are typically sold in the U.S. are also made domestically.
Levi Strauss, Walt Disney, and Ralph Lauren (ranked fourth, fifth and ninth respectively) manufacture the majority of their garments outside the U.S. Though, Levi Strauss recently brought back a line of Made in the USA jeans, Disney, who uses 3rd parties to manufacture products, primarily uses manufacturers outside the U.S. And we all remember the Ralph Lauren Olympic uniform scandal.
Read the full list here.
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