Inflation and shipping delays continue to rock the boat for retailers and consumers everywhere. Jungle Scout’s Q2 2022 Consumer Trends Report reveals that while U.S. consumers continue to spend despite rising costs and stagnant incomes, 59 percent of shoppers are buying less expensive brands to cut costs.

“Despite concerns about inflation, consumers are still investing in the retail economy and are turning to ecommerce for the best deals. What is changing is the products they buy and the factors that influence their purchase decisions,” Mike Scheschuk, CMO of Jungle Scout, said in a press release sent to Independent Retailer. “Brands need to reassess their strategy as social media and affordability reshape the retail landscape. By optimizing their online presence, brands can engage with customers, better understand their needs, and secure loyalty in these uncertain economic times.”

As retailers continue to look for ways to beat the competition, here is a list of affordable products that are made in the U.S. that will help to save on shipping costs and boost the local economy:

Lemon-Scented Odor Removers

This newly-launched line of all natural, plant-based odor removers includes a spray, odor-absorbing packs, and a gel. These items are perfect for removing stubborn, everyday odors throughout the home and office. Between all three products, every area is covered so your customers can have a pleasant smelling home and work space. 

Fresh Wave
800-998-6367
www.freshwaveworks.com 

Conditioner for Dry Hair

Made with Lavender and Avocado, this conditioner is intensely hydrating and silicone-free. It is specifically formulated to help treat dry hair in multiple ways: to intensely condition and hydrate dry and brittle locks without weighing them down, to help increase hair’s ability to bind and retain moisture, and to help soothe strands from roots to tips for shiny, soft, and healthy-looking hair. 

John Masters Organics
www.johnmasters.com 

Be Chewsy Dog Treats

Be Chewsy treats are an innovative alternative to animal products developed by sustainable means that are safer for pets and more affordable to pet parents! These treats were developed as a fully edible and digestible alternative to traditional animal parts. The Antler has real chicken and calcium, the Pig Ear has real bacon, and the Bully Sick has real beef and bully. 

Loving Pets
609-655-3700
www.lovingpetsproducts.com 

The Dooloop

Made in the USA with non-toxic, BPA free, recycled/recyclable plastic, zero-waste packaging, and is assembled by hand, The Dooloop helps your customers walk their dog with ease. This must-have hands-free eco-friendly solution secures to any leash and carries a bag of doggie “doo,” saving your customers from carrying it for miles to the nearest trash can. Available in seven different colors. 

The Dooloop
207-712-5453
www.thedooloop.com 

Enrichment Lick Mats

Licking helps to soothe and calm dogs, and these Enrichment Mats from SodaPup feature suction cups on the back, making them great for sticking to the side of the bathtub, the refrigerator, or smooth tile floors. These mats also keep pets entertained, promotes fresh breath, and healthy teeth and gums. Available in a variety of designs, including a whale, rubber ducks, mandalas, and more. 

SodaPup
720-272-9664
www.sodapup.com



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