Boycotting anything and everything Trump seems to be the thing du jour nowadays. There’s an entire group called “Grab Your Wallet” that is pushing for people to boycott any store or company that has any type of business dealings with any member of Donald Trump’s family.
While the group has gotten retail outlets such as Nordstroms, Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx and others to cut ties with Ivanka Trump, another target of feminists refused to cave into pressure to remove Trump wines from their shelves.
Wegmans has been carrying wine from this particular winery in their Virginia stores since 2008, long before Donald Trump purchased the winery in a foreclosure in 2011 while he was still a private citizen and remaning it Trump winery. Perhaps inspired by the “Grab Your Wallet” campaign, the Prince Williams chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) decided to organize a boycott of Wegmans unless and until they removed Trump wine from their inventory.
National Organization for Women President Terry O’Neill said, “Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there.”
In response, Wegmans spokesperson Joe Natale contended that the “role of the retailer is to offer choice to its customers.”
“Individual shoppers who feel strongly about an issue can demonstrate their convictions by refusing to buy a product. When enough people do the same, and sales of a product drop precipitously, we stop selling that product in favor of one that’s in greater demand.”
Unfortunately for NOW and Terry O’Neill, people did exercise a choice but it wasn’t the one NOW was hoping for.
Consumers chose to buy Trump wine in such massive numbers that Wegmans can’t even keep it on the shelves, according to Natale.
“Both Midlothian and Short Pump [stores] have sold out of all five of the Trump wines we carry. They will be replenished when they are available, possibly three to four weeks.”
In addition to those Richmond area stores, eight other Wegmans in Virginia are either sold out of Trump wine or nearly sold out.
It looks like NOW’s boycott turned into a consumer buycott instead.
h/t The Blaze