Checking Wal-Mart's Shelves for American-made goods, Part 8
Chris Lovitt submitted this report of a visit to a Wal-Mart in South Bend, IN:
Went next into clothing and saw very little made in USA, some white socks made by Fruit of the Loom labeled Made in USA of domestic and imported yarns. Could not find a definitive country on Hanes socks, rather a distributed by Hanes USA label.
Electronics, there was nothing I looked at made in USA.
A little better luck in household, where I found Ashwood Road TV stands, Oakmore Place book cases, Mainstay TV and computer stands and other assorted stands which were mostly under the umbrella of Better Homes and Gardens made in USA; but I had to look carefully because some were made in Malaysia and China. Didn’t notice any small electrical appliances made here.
Automotive had most all of its oils, lubricants cleaners and other chemical products made in USA.
Lawn and Garden had Swan garden hoses made in USA but didn’t notice any garden tools made here. Ocean Isle plastic lawn chairs were made here as well as Mainstay indoor outdoor rugs. None of the Mainstay (BH&G) high end outdoor furniture was made here-- it was all made in China.
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