Coles under fire over new Little Treehouse ‘Made in China’ claims

Is that fair to criticise Coles for their products being made in China? They’re not the only ones in Australia or overseas who have things made in China. After all, China is the global manufacturing hub – much to everyone’s recent detriment.

We’ve shared articles encouraging re-investment in local manufacturing, but that’s not going to happen overnight. But whether by choice (because they want to invest in the Australian economy and be less reliant on China) or by necessity (because the supply lines with China are becoming logistically more challenging because of the coronavirus) it seems that there is renewed interest in Australian manufacturing and the value of “Australian Made”. The next question is whether we’re prepared to pay for the honour.
Some shoppers have taken to social media to voice their disapproval after spotting a ‘disappointing’ detail on Coles’ latest promotion.