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Made in America: July 4 BBQ Shopping List

Photo courtesy of Annin Flagmakers

This is the weekend many of us will head to the stores to stock up on our July 4 supplies for the summer’s top cookout event. To celebrate the Fourth with a Made in America, union label, check out our union-made list below, compiled from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the LA Labor 411's website, Union Plus and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)    

Michael Messina at Labor 411  reminds us that beyond our outdoor feast supplies, there are some other July 4 necessities that carry a union label, including American flags by Artflag and Annin Flagmakers, coolers by Igloo and Rubbermaid, the Weber Q series grill, sunscreen by Coppertone and Bain de Soleil and—punch up Toby Keith on the iPod—red Solo cups. See more items.

Hot Dogs, Sausages and Other Grill Meats

Ball Park, Boar’s Head, Calumet, Dearborn Sausage Co., Fischer Meats, Hebrew National, Hofmann, Johnsonville, Oscar Mayer. See MORE.



French’s Mustard, Guldens Mustard, Heinz Ketchup, Hidden Valley Ranch, Lucky Whip, Vlasic. See MORE.

Buns and Bread

Ottenbergs, Sara Lee, Vie de France Bakery. See MORE.

Sodas and Bottled Water

Bart's, Coke, Diet Sprite, Pepsi, Sprite, American Springs, Pocono Northern Fall's, Poland Spring. See MORE.


Red Solo Cup


Budweiser, Bud Light, Henry Weinhard's Private Reserve, Lionshead, Mad River, Michelob, Miller, Rolling Rock. See MORE.

Snacks and Dessert

Breyers Ice Cream, Flips Pretzels, Frito-Lay Chips, Good Humor Ice Cream. See MORE snacks and MORE sweets.

Visit our Made in America board on Pinterest

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