Regional grocery store chain Wegmans is facing liberal pressure to pull Trump wines from its stores.
Trump bought his 1,300 acre Virginia winery in a 2001 foreclosure. In recent years Wemens locations near the winery have started stocking the wines. A representative for Wegmans said the Trump Wines wouldn’t be going anywhere unless sales slow down.
“How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes. Individual shoppers who feel strongly about an issue can demonstrate their convictions by refusing to buy a product,” read the statment by Wegmans
Wegmans has both local and national forces aligned against them. In Virginia, a local chapter of the National Organization for women organized the latest boycott and protests at stores. Nationally, Wegmans has been named in the #grabyourwallet boycott movement, a list compiled of Trump connected businesses.
Wegmans is hardly the first company to face pressure for having ties to Trump brands. Recently, L.L.Bean, and Under Armour have all been targeted by liberals for boycotts for voicing support for President Trump.
Wegmans has reportedly responded to the uprising over their Trump Wine sales with the following statement:
“Our role as a retailer is to offer choice to our customers,” Jo Natale, a Wegmans spokeswoman, said in an email.
She said the 92-store chain only looks at one thing when it is asked to either pull or add an item. “How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes,” Natale said.
H/T: Huffington Post
— Huron (@Criktt) February 15, 2017
@Wegmans Sad to see you selling Trump wine, his values are not family values. Please stop. Watching for your action to remove the wine.
— Robyn Laird (@robynlaird) February 10, 2017
— Heidi Franco (@HeidiFr54754183) February 15, 2017
@Wegmans really disappointed to hear you’re selling Trump wine. I won’t scream boycott but i won’t be shopping in your wine section either
— Phakenom (@phakenom) February 15, 2017
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