Television Commercial Production Company Greensboro
K2 Film and Video Productions is extremely proud to be a part of the “American Jobs” movement and campaign. It’s an inspiring story of bringing jobs and manufacturing back to America. Over the next 10 years, Wal-Mart is putting $250 billion to work to help create new manufacturing jobs in America. K2 is collaborating with the world-famous ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi and PACE Communications to film other spots. The current Commercial “I AM a Factory” is moving, and packed with emotional and motivational footage. It’s received high praises and accumulated over 1 Million views.
More details in this Huffington Post Article:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade in areas like sporting goods and high-end appliances in what the world’s largest retailer called a bid to help boost the U.S. economy. Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the United States, also said on Tuesday it plans to hire 100,000 newly discharged veterans over the next five years at a time when the U.S. unemployment rate is at 7.8 percent.
The moves are likely to receive a cool reception from critics, who claim Wal-Mart does not pay its workers enough and slam the retailer for selling too many goods made in lower-cost countries like China. But Walmart’s U.S. unit says about two-thirds of the goods it buys to sell in its stores are made, sourced from or grown in the United States, citing data from its suppliers.
Last year, 55 percent of Walmart’s U.S. sales came from groceries like food and drinks as well as health and beauty products, household goods such as paper towels, and pet supplies. Many of the items are typically sourced locally.
Only 7 percent of Walmart’s U.S. sales were from apparel, jewelry, and accessories, which retailers typically get from lower-cost countries.
To the extent Wal-Mart buys more U.S.-made goods the company would have otherwise imported, it would reflect the recent shift in the United States’ commercial relationship with the rest of the world.
Both economic output and net imports declined sharply during the 2007-09 recession. While gross domestic product has rebounded, net imports have not — a sign that the United States is meeting more demand for goods and services domestically.
The company said its Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club warehouse chain will increase what they already buy in the United States in categories like sporting goods, basic apparel, storage containers, games, and paper products.
Last week, Walmart U.S. told its employees that Michelle Gloeckler, senior vice president in the home business, will lead the new focus on U.S. sourcing and manufacturing. Greg Hall, a vice president of Walmart.com, is set to become a vice president reporting to Gloeckler. No replacement was announced for Hall’s e-commerce role.
Walmart U.S. Chief Executive Bill Simon laid out the spending and hiring plan at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual conference in New York.
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