Grocery Chain Wegmans Faces Boycott for Selling Trump Wines
Wegmans is the latest retailer to face pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump.
The grocery store chain is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its ten Virginia stores.
The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.
"Events during Donald Trump's campaign made it clear that Eric Trump, the president of Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, shares the views of his father," the group wrote on its Facebook page. "Let's demonstrate through economic action that the residents and business owners of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and those like him."
Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale said that they only remove products from stores if they are performing poorly.
"Our role as a retailer is to offer choice to our customers," Natale said. "How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes."
In recent weeks, several retailers have decided to distance themselves from the president and his family.
Burlington Coat Factory dropped Ivanka Trump products, Nordstrom has said it was also no longer going to carry her products, and employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores have reportedly been told not to feature her merchandise.
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