Dollar stores have plenty of items made in America

Marlene Alexander
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If you're not a regular dollar store shopper, you might be surprised to learn that there are many items in store that were not made in China. In one short visit, I found many products that were made in America, passing over any item with the phrase "distributed by" prefacing a U.S. company and choosing only the ones that declared themselves to be manufactured by an American company in a U.S. state.

I'm not going to comment on quality here, because the whole idea is to refute the myth that all dollar stores sell is "junk from China." You will notice, however, that many of the following products carry a brand name. I picked out more than 26 "Made in America" items at random on a recent visit to my local dollar store and only just scratched the surface. Here's a sample of what I found: