Buying “Made in USA” Christmas Gifts Can Help Get America Back on Track, Says Xenna CEO

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Due in part to the ABC World News with Diane Sawyer “Made in America” television series, business owners are feeling more optimistic about bringing manufacturing back to America and helping the economy in the process. Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) CEO Carol J. Buck says that particularly during the holidays, one way to help get America back on the right track is for consumers to look for American-made Christmas gifts.

Due in part to the ABC World News with Diane Sawyer “Made in America” television series, business owners are feeling more optimistic about bringing manufacturing back to America and helping the economy in the process. Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) CEO Carol J. Buck says that particularly during the holidays, one way to help get America back on the right track is for consumers to look for American-made Christmas gifts.

“In the 1960s, nine out of every 10 products Americans bought for the holidays were made in America. Today easily more than half of what we buy is foreign-made,” says Buck.

Princeton, New Jersey, based Xenna manufactures USA made, natural foot care products that are sold nationwide through chain drug and mass retail chains, including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid. According to Buck, small business owners have many reasons to resist cutting costs by outsourcing materials or labor overseas.

“I could have gone to China for my products’ production at a much lower cost, but we didn’t. Why? Because I prefer to do business with Americans - folks who are close by at a plant I can visit. I also know that the facilities and raw materials are being quality-tested at each step of the process and that production remain on schedule.”

American consumers and business owners alike have learned some hard lessons about the real costs associated with relying too heavily on imported products. The result is a resurgence of interest in “buying American,” and its supporters believe it’s the underlying key to renewing American prosperity.

According to MADEinUSA.org (http://www.madeinusa.org), the impact on the economy of every American spending just $30 a month (or $1.00 a day) on American-made products would be a staggering $109.5 billion, or 2,737,500 new jobs paying $40,000 per year.

“Since millions of Americans are now unemployed or underemployed, consumers should be thinking twice about buying products made outside the U.S.,” says Buck. “Buying American is simply the patriotic thing to do. When consumers buy American-made products, they’re helping create jobs for Americans. This also falls into the category of Christmas giving.”

All Xenna products are manufactured in the USA, and are 100% money-back guaranteed.

While hardly appropriate as gifts, if your feet need some TLC before the holidays, or are becoming dry and cracked due to colder weather, Xenna’s well-established foot care line is worth checking out in the footcare section of most retailers.

Xenna’s NonyX® Nail Gel, both all-natural and diabetic-friendly, helps clear out embarrassing yellow or dark keratin debris under toenails. It can be purchased at Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid (larger stores), Duane Reade, Kinney Drugs, Kerr Drug, HEB, many Medicine Shoppes, ShopKo and Harris Teeter. NonyX Nail Gel is also sold online at http://www.nonyx.com.

For soft, smooth feet there’s Xenna’s diabetic-friendly CalleX® Ointment which is available in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kinney Drugs, Kerr Drug, Stop & Shop and many Medicine Shoppes. CalleX is also available online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.CallexOintment.com. This ointment uses natural, exfoliating enzymes, making foot-scraping a thing of the past. It is also free of acid, parabens, lanolin, phthalates, paraffin, colorants and preservatives.

$4 and $5 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are downloadable at http://www.xenna.com.

All Xenna products, including those for hair care, are biodegradable, contain no animal byproducts and are not tested on animals. For more information about Xenna products, go to http://www.xenna.com, or call 800-368-6003.

About Xenna: Based in Princeton, NJ, Xenna’s mission is to provide innovative solutions in personal care. Reflecting the success of that mission, the company was a recipient of the TOP 50 Research Facilities Award in 2006. Xenna products are all manufactured in Ridgefield, NJ.

Xenna is a privately-held, woman-owned company which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time).

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