Re: “Walmart sponsors 2-day manufacturing summit” (TNT, 8-23).
In 1985, Walmart promoted that it supported American-made products on its store shelves. It even went to the factories and filmed commercials showing the American-made products and showcasing the workers. Then Walmart started buying more imported items instead. The companies featured in the ads, many of which had expanded to accommodate Walmart, went out of business.
It was just an advertising scam to lure shoppers into Walmart. The “Made in America” promotion faded into business history, along with nearly all American-made products sold by Walmart.
So, here we go again. Should …