Archive for the 'Made in the USA' Category

MADE IN ‘MERICA, YEAH…!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

As a child in the early ’60s, at a time when the label Made In Japan was looked upon with scorn, I remember a meme (almost certainly malicious and false) that those wily Japanese had renamed one of their cities Usa so that they might flood our markets with cheap (mostly tin rather than plastic) […]

WALMART CULLED MADE-IN-THE-USA FIELD…

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Walmart must bear great responsibility for drastically winnowing the expanse of manufacturing in the United States by demanding suppliers constantly hit lower and lower cost targets to feed the Bentonvile Behemoths lust for falling prices. That strategy worked in the short term, but now the company wants to once again tout the Made In The […]

WHO BUYS BETTER-QUALITY AT WALMART…?

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Walmart’s re-invigoration of the Made in the USA campaign has attracted attention downunder where writer Nick Carey thinks: Wal-Mart is taking its ‘Made in America’ initiative to the extreme. (Not really, to be fair, headlines are almost never written by reporters but by someone on the copy desk with a click-bait mandates.) What caught my […]

WALMART SAYS JUMP…!

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

So, this morning I registered on Walmart’s Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal. What’s JUMP? Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday (July 8) unveiled its “Jobs in U.S. Manufacturing Portal” (JUMP) website that will provide updates on the retailer’s effort to reshore manufacturing and allow suppliers to upload product ideas. Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart U.S. vice president, said JUMP […]