Gallery: Walmart Pledges to Add $50B in American-Made Products

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Has American manufacturing found a champion in the unlikeliest of quarters? Walmart, the world’s No. 1 retailer, has announced several major initiatives, including a plan to increase domestic sourcing of the products it sells. Speaking at the National Retail Federation’s annual BIG Show on Tuesday, Bill Simon, the company’s CEO, pledged to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years. Both Walmart and its Sam’s Club subsidiary will grow U.S. production on two fronts, according to Simon: by increasing what they buy here (in categories such as sporting goods, apparel, storage products, games, and paper products) and by shifting the production of items like textiles, furniture, and higher-end appliances onshore.

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4 Responses to “Walmart Pledges to Add $50B in American-Made Products”

  1. BrettDogAcres says:

    I still won’t shop there again but it’s something at least. We’ll see if they follow through.

  2. BlueOak says:

    Noble sentiment… but give me a break – what is $50B over 10 years for Walmart+SAMs relative to its normal purchases?

    Not news – don’t fall for the PR folks next time.

  3. Teffi_026 says:

    I certainly hope that they keep their promise. It’s about time that big business like Walmart started helping, rather than hurting the American economy.

  4. Suomy Nona says:

    this is about 1.6% of its product expenditure. a pitiful token.
    in 2010 Walmart reported that it spent $304.66 billion on stock

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