Hunting for USA Made at Costco
They say nothing is made in America anymore… our regular readers know it is not true. But the more I look around, the more “Made in USA” is jumping out at me, often in the most surprising places. Of course, American-made products can still be hard to find. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports revealed that 41% of Americans who tried to buy American-made products were unable to find them. We're doing what we can to help with that here at USA Love List, even at Costco!
Pawing through stores, turning things over to hunt for those three tiny words, “Made in USA” has become my version of looking for treasure. I'm delighted when the packaging makes it easy for me by including a flag or a more prominent “Made in USA” signal. A recent poll reported that 97% of Americans have a favorable view toward items made in the USA. Frankly, I'm amazed that more companies don't promote their American-made products more actively. They certainly should. Think of the money they would make and the customers they would gain!
My Costco WIN
The other day though, I found a lovely selection of made in USA items, well marked, just where I least expected it… at Costco. I couldn't resist snapping some photos of pots and pans from Calphalon, glasses from Luminarc, baking pans from Nordic Ware, and storage trays from Binz. I didn't have time for more hunting that day, but I have heard that a lot of the house brand Kirkland products are American-made too.
Do you shop Costco? Let us know if you find great American Made items there. We love to share what you find.
Have you found American-made products in surprising places? Tip us off in the comments below. Better yet, snap a photo and post your finds on our Facebook page. Happy Hunting!