Wildly upset that Wegmans grocery stores sell Trump Winery wines—a line now in the hands of President Donald Trump's son, Eric—the Party of Tolerance has issued threats to boycott the beloved company if they don't remove the wine from their Virginia stores, the only state where Wegmans stores carry the product.
Leading the rallying cry to threaten boycott was the National Organization for Women (NOW), America's largest feminist organization. I know, it's entirely shocking that feminists are behind the threats . . .
“Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there,” said National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill, attending a meeting discussing the boycott threats.
The calls to boycott were in fact heard loud and clear...by Trump supporters: Wegmans stores in Virginia have seen a massive uptick in Trump wine sales, selling out of the product completely in nearly every store within the state.
To put it mildly, this was not exactly the intended outcome leftists had in mind.
"The...grocer said that nine of its Virginia stores had sold out of the Trump-banded wine despite efforts to boycott of the product and Wegmans for selling it," reports the Democrat and Chronicle, a paper from upstate New York where the grocer was established. "Wegmans said midday Friday that only its Charlottesville store had any bottles remaining, 160 left of a Meritage and about 18 of a Cru."
"All other [Virginia] stores are out of stock of all Trump wines," said Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale. "We will replenish our supply, but it may be three or four weeks before it is available again."
While the NY-based chain currently only offers Trump Winery products in its VA stores, their other locations offer customers an option to special order the product.
Wegmans says they will not consider removing the wine over threats, instead asserting that sale performance is the only factor when evaluating which products they sell.
"Our role as a retailer is to offer choice to our customers," said Natale. "For various reasons, we are sometimes asked to stop selling a product. Our response is always the same, no matter the product: How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes."
H/T Democrat & Chronicle