kratz9 wrote:False. There are plenty of Energizer, Duracel, and Rayovac brand alkaline batteries in the store that are stamped "Made In USA".
Neither Energizer nor Duracell are anywhere close to falling into the "Value Brand" category, and Rayovac only in some, limited avenues, and Rayovac is by and large still more expensive on a daily basis in most everyday retail avenues (with some exceptions with Rayovac now and then of course). Energzier & Duracell are both high quality batteries, but they clearly fall into the Premium Price category, not the Value category. There is no question that you will typically get quality performance with most Energizer or Duracell, (and everybody knows this), but you will always pay twice as much for either of those, and most often more for Rayovac as well (with some exceptions) as compared to Kodak. Value doesn't mean very best quality and it doesn't mean very best price. Value does mean Good Quality at a Good Price! ...which Kodak Alkaline delivers ... and Guarantees! ...or your money back!