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Announcing the 4th
NMOA Made in America Contest
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
U.S. Manufacturers helped by Mail Order
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, OCTOBER 27, 2003 – While many
big American retailers continue to increase their off-shore product
sourcing, mail order marketing companies continue to search for products
made in America. When it comes to sourcing and manufacturing merchandise,
the U.S. is still the number one place that catalogers turn to, according to
participants in the Catalog Age Benchmark Report on Merchandising.
The U.S. remains the favorite sourcing location for those catalogs surveyed,
with 89% rating the States highly as a sourcing locale. U.S.-made goods
represent, on average, over 70% of dollar sales volume for these surveyed
catalogs. The U.S. also remains the most popular place to manufacture or
contract for the manufacture of products: among the 78% of catalog
respondents that manufacture or contract for manufacture, nearly all do so
in the U.S. The Far East has lost ground with catalogers, with only 19% of
respondents manufacturing there, down from 24% in 1999.
To find U.S. made products when trade shows are no longer their best source,
many mail order marketers have turned to alternative and grass roots
methods, one of which is the National Mail Order Association which sponsors
the Made in America—Hot Product Contest. The contest awards 73
manufacturers, artisans/craftspeople and inventors in 19 categories and 50
“Best of State” awards.
The "Made In America" contest is a competition created to help these
American product producers get their products introduced to a wide variety
of mail order type marketers. This includes general mail order operators,
catalogers, infomercial and home shopping producers, Web merchants, and
More details on the contest can be found on the Contest Web site at
Prospective contestants can get an entry form at the National Mail Order
Association Web site
www.nmoa.org/contest, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to NMOA headquarters, 2807 Polk Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
Contestants are encouraged to enter early to make the next buying season.
Entries must be submitted no later than December 31, 2003, with winners
announced early 2004.
About The National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
Headquartered in Minneapolis, the NMOA (www.nmoa.org)
is a membership-supported organization founded in 1972 to help small to
midsize businesses and entrepreneurs involved in mail order marketing. The
NMOA provides education, information, and business contacts worldwide.
Made in America Contest Page
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