As Trump raises skepticism on China's trade practices and promotes isolationist investment, Walmart should rethink its strategy away from reliance on low labor and manufacturing costs found in China, potentially to invest in its loyal customer base – the everyday American family.
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Constellation Brands produces some of the most famous Mexican beers in the world. Its Mexican beer portfolio, comprised of Corona, Pacifico, and Modelo, brings in the lion’s share of revenue for the $42.5B market cap business and is produced and packaged within Mexico. Under the Trump administration, the United States faces major changes to terms of trade with other countries. What do potential border tariffs and NAFTA renegotiations mean for Constellation, a U.S.-based conglomerate with a Mexican-based supply chain that brings in 52.6% of the company’s revenue?
The US auto industry is bracing for changes in trade policy that will ripple through North-American supply chains, affecting both the wallets of domestic consumers and the future of company employees.