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Will you shop more frequently at Walmart when they increase products sourced from the U.S.?

ABC News Money 2013/01/16 17:00:00
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Wal-mart announced Tuesday that it is increasing the sourcing of U.S. products by $50 billion over the next 10 years, hoping to boost U.S. manufacturing and jobs. Wal-mart, based in Bentonville, Ark., is the largest retailer and private employer in the U.S. with 4,601 stores and clubs.

In a speech at the National Retail Federation’s annual convention in New York City, Bill Simon, Wal-mart’s U.S. president and CEO, said Wal-mart and Sam’s Club will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products over the next decade by increasing what it already buys and helping onshore U.S. production in “high potential areas like textiles, furniture, and higher-end appliances.”

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  • Brian 2013/01/17 00:42:35 (edited)
    No
    Brian
    +12
    Increasing the US made products is nice, but decreasing the wack-jobs that shop there would be better. People of wal mart People of wal mart People of wal mart People of wal mart

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  • NBC News 2013/02/02 11:56:42
    Yes
    NBC News
  • betz 2013/01/29 11:26:54
    Yes
    betz
    I will make a concerted effort to go there more often. They have already stated they will not charge the 4% surcharge for customers using a credit card and now this. Good for them. Yes I will begin going there. Good job WalMart.
  • James 2013/01/29 02:54:28
    No
    James
    Not quite there yet. Maybe when they treat its employees as good as Sam Walton did will I reconsider.
  • Wake The Sheeple 2013/01/28 23:25:52
    No
    Wake The Sheeple
    I'd rather have a colonoscopy than shop at Walmart. That place attracts all the wrong kinds of people and puts all the right kind of people out of business. No, I choose to vote with my dollar.
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/01/28 23:15:09
    No
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    If their "already low prices" are where they are at now, with cheap Chinese labor, this corporation is only interested in preserving its own ass.... totally unAmerican.
    Time to return to local merchants.
  • Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/28 23:12:32
    Yes
    Mytstar ~PWCM~JLA
    I dont have much choice as where to shop.... Walmart is the only big store around ... and its 40 miles away
  • merlinskiss 2013/01/28 23:10:21
    No
    merlinskiss
    +2
    Absolutely not! Wal-mart is the evil empire and cheap goods made in china and elsewhere are the tip of the iceberg... Their management has no ethics, morals, mores or sense of propriety towards anything but profit. When I hear their name, I think of what Elisabeth Murdoch said: "Profit without purpose is a recipe for disaster".
  • Illjwamh 2013/01/28 22:55:50
    Yes
    Illjwamh
    It's literally the only reason I don't shop there now, so I suppose that I would.

    Then again, I'll be living overseas, so I guess it's kind of a moot point anyway.
  • Little Angel 2013/01/28 22:45:27
  • baby cakes 826 2013/01/26 21:09:33
    No
    baby cakes 826
    +2
    Although this is a turn for the better, I will not support their business practices. (i.e. the way they treat their employees/vendors)
  • Tordgaard 2013/01/22 23:10:14
    No
    Tordgaard
    +2
    No - but I will seek out the American-made products when I do shop there.
  • Joe Shw... Tordgaard 2013/01/28 23:16:17
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +2
    best response I have read.
  • Tordgaard Joe Shw... 2013/01/30 20:51:23
    Tordgaard
    +1
    Thank you.
  • joseph digristina 2013/01/21 03:20:25
  • Flea 2013/01/21 02:46:08
  • Depp30UK 2013/01/21 00:35:08
    No
    Depp30UK
    I would not shop at Walmart unless everything in the store was free. I don't like the type of shoppers there. Our Walmart is a magnet for the most obnoxious, rude, unintelligent beings in this area. Also it is a great place to get run down by cars.
  • Big Bird 2013/01/20 23:31:31
    Yes
    Big Bird
    +1
    I really don't like Wal-Mart, esp. since Sam died, and I refuse to buy "big ticket" items there, (T.V.'s, computers, etc.).


    "Wal-Mart, fall apart", comes to mind.
  • Flamingolady 2013/01/20 21:01:23
    Yes
    Flamingolady
    Knowing that US is source, makes it much better. Glad to hear this.
  • Melicious Kiss of PHAET 2013/01/20 16:27:48
    No
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +2
    First, it is considerably further away than other stores.
    Second, they are responsible for putting other smaller and locally owned business' out of business.
    Third, it is unorganized and I have trouble finding what I need.
    Fourth, when I ask for help finding what I need, none of the employees seem to be able to help me.
    Fifth, it's way to crowded.
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 19:57:22
    Stef and the City
    +2
    Sixth, it smells.
  • Melicio... Stef an... 2013/01/20 20:41:17
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +2
    Seventh, I often become afraid of what my children will see. :)
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 20:43:57
    Stef and the City
    +1
    Eighth, you don't want to take your eyes off of your children for a second while you're in there. There's always some crazy trying to make "friendly" chat with young children or moms with young children in there.
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 20:44:52
    Stef and the City
    +1
    I'm afraid we could be here all day doing this, the list just keeps going.
  • Melicio... Stef an... 2013/01/20 20:55:05
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +1
    Oh, we so could. :)
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 21:05:06
    Stef and the City
    +1
    Next time you go into Walmart pretend I'm with you and we're playing a game, count how many bum cracks you see and I'll do the same.
  • Melicio... Stef an... 2013/01/20 21:07:14
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +1
    Ahaha. You got it. Though it might be awhile, I don't go unless I absolutely HAVE to.
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 21:25:47
    Stef and the City
    Laundry detergent? Paper towel? Toilet paper? I actually never go there now that I shop at Costco for those things.
  • Melicio... Stef an... 2013/01/20 21:36:48
    Melicious Kiss of PHAET
    +1
    Costco is the best for that sort of thing.. and they have the yummiest tomatoes in the winter, when I can't grow them fresh.
  • Stef an... Melicio... 2013/01/20 21:41:52
    Stef and the City
    +1
    I did most of my Christmas shopping there this year. Once in a while they also have quality and incredibly nice looking tile and such for an excellent price if you're ever doing renos or in the mood to retile.
  • GeorgeAMartini 2013/01/20 09:26:34
    Yes
    GeorgeAMartini
    +1
    I try and buy American made products whenever I can, but it is getting seriously difficult to find them.
  • Osama McDonalds 2013/01/20 08:02:41
    No
    Osama McDonalds
    I only go to Walmart if I have to no matter where they get their low end products from.
  • Dave 2013/01/20 06:28:33
    No
    Dave
    +2
    I have never been in a WalMart. In order for me to shop there two things must occur: 90%.of all products made in the USA and employees with benefits and at least $15 an hour pay.

    It ain't happenin'.
  • Tyrocker Dave 2013/01/20 15:18:21
    Tyrocker
    +1
    So in other words, you want to shop there when all of their prices double? Wow, that makes a lot of sense. Because that is what would happen if they increase all of their employees wages and buy more expensive products.
  • Dave Tyrocker 2013/01/21 08:16:28
    Dave
    Yeah - it does make sense. It's called patriotism. Try it.
  • jimmie 2013/01/20 06:09:53
    No
    jimmie
    I shop American,,,
  • Jessica 2013/01/20 05:23:57
    No
    Jessica
    +1
    I only shop at Walmart because I can't find what I need anywhere else in my area. I'll only go there when I need certain stuff like I've been doing. "Made in the USA" will be nice to see.
  • Racquelle 2013/01/20 05:13:57 (edited)
    No
    Racquelle
    +5
    I don't and will never shop at Walmart. Their products are cheap because they are CHEAP. This battle of low prices always comes at a cost to someone else...we live off the backs of the suffering of others. I support local businesses and thrift store shop as much as I can...
  • Stef an... Racquelle 2013/01/20 19:55:18
    Stef and the City
    +1
    Way to shop Racquelle!
  • Stef and the City 2013/01/20 03:27:42
    No
    Stef and the City
    +2
    Walmart is the devil.
  • bigbatboy23 2013/01/20 03:25:14
    Yes
    bigbatboy23
    i like walmart, they are competitive with other stores since they keep there prices lower.

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