As it turns out, a flag label doesn’t guarantee that a product was born in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” A recent Consumer Reports survey found that 8 out of 10 consumers would rather buy a domestically made product than an imported one, but it’s difficult to figure out which are the frauds. Read more
New Balance has been waiting for years for the Department of Defense to buy athletic shoes/sneakers that are made in this country. If US Representatives Niki Tsongas and Bruce Poliquin have their way, the Boston sneaker maker won’t have to wait much longer. Read more
Walmart is facing a “perfect storm” that’s hurting its sales growth, according to Moody’s. Read more
The Made in America Store announces release of new Ricky Lee CD and Music Video. The collaboration between Nashville recording artist and store founder continues to honor our Veterans, our U.S. Military & our country, The United States of America!
Made in the USA & apparel reshoring is a hot topic in the apparel industry these days. Corporate America is definitely interested- we need to look no further than Walmart’s American Manufacturing Commitment to buy an additional $250 billion dollars of goods made in America over the next 10 years to see evidence of that. Read more
It’s hard to think of an issue that you would less like your company to be associated with than modern slavery. Yet last November Nestlé, the world’s largest foodmaker and one of the most recognisable household brands, went public with the news it had found forced labour in its supply chains in Thailand and that its customers were buying products tainted with the blood and sweat of poor, unpaid and abused migrant workers. Read more
A beige apartment building at 73rd and Kedzie is ground zero of the Nabisco workers fight to keep their jobs. Read more
More and more, people want their food providers to be transparent. They want to know exactly where the ingredient they’re eating and cooking with are coming from. Which is why King Arthur Flour recently launched Identity-Preserved White Whole Wheat Flour. Read more
A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in record quantities. Read more
Whirlpool Corp. confirmed on Thursday said it would invest $40.6 million in its Findlay, Ohio, plant, and anticipates adding 50 new jobs at the dishwasher-manufacturing facility. Read more
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