Manufacturers Salute Walmart’s Plan to Buy More US Goods

Manufacturers Salute Walmart’s Plan to Buy More US Goods

The Alliance for American Manufacturing has applauded Walmart’s announcement that Walmart and Sam’s Club plan to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years.

Although Scott Paul, AAM’s president, called the move a “game changer” and hopes other retailers will follow suit, he also said in a written statement that it is “hardly a revolutionary move” when considering Walmart’s business model and overall sales volume.

“The company is simply responding to economics,” he said. “Consumers want more made-in-USA choices, and smart observers recognize that this can be a profitable approach.”