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A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trumpís Wine Has Seriously Backfired
Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey

Posted on 02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST by Trump20162020

Earlier this week, Wegmans became the latest company to face a backlash for carrying Trump-owned products. The supermarket chain sells five different Trump Winery wines at its ten stores in Virginia, where the vineyard is located, and a local chapter of the National Organization for Women called on its notoriously loyal fanbase to boycott Wegmans unless it agreed to remove the products from stores statewide. The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.” Seeing that as an encouraging sign, a group called Stop Trump Wine materialized with a Twitter account and website, where visitors could pledge support, and news stories reported angry people were vowing to shop elsewhere. Boycotters probably felt things were looking pretty good.

Unfortunately for them, Trump supporters have fired back, and it’s not a pretty sight. As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports today:

A boycott of Trump Winery products at Wegmans has caused just the opposite effect: Five of the wine varieties have sold out at the two Richmond-area Wegmans stores.

(Excerpt) Read more at grubstreet.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: alcohol; backfire; boycott; buycott; donaldtrump; finewine; now; stoptrumpwine; trump; trumpwine; trumpwinery; virginia; wegmans; wine; winery; wines
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1 posted on 02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

Lol. Trump probably did not plan it that way for his brand, but imagine that! People used to see Trump brand equally with illegals hiring California wineries, but now no more!

Trumpers boycotting wines and instead buying Trump wine is the result.

The fiendish California big businesses pushing for illegal aliens coming in are going to get hammered and people will find alternative products in Trump products! This is like much better opportunity than Sam Walton’s.


2 posted on 02/18/2017 11:33:12 PM PST by lavaroise (s)
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To: Trump20162020

We need a warehouse to contain all the winning.


3 posted on 02/18/2017 11:33:51 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Trump20162020

...another rat slush fund. Probably a lot of
Democrats like the taste of the wine too...


4 posted on 02/18/2017 11:38:50 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Trump20162020

I hope my local Wegmans in Massachusetts carries Trump wine.

Silly loony leftists, whatever they say to do, real Americans do the opposite.


5 posted on 02/18/2017 11:39:35 PM PST by HypatiaTaught (Trump's victory makes me smile 24/7)
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To: lavaroise

Unless I missed something, how did you come to the conclusion that California wineries were going to be boycotted? Because of 10 Wegmans? It’s GREAT news and I’m happy but just wondering how you made that leap.

Plus I only buy Italian wines anyway.

Wine isn’t something you buy/don’t buy based on a name.

Unless one doesn’t know wine :)


6 posted on 02/18/2017 11:43:39 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper cbrust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: Trump20162020

The company responded that it bases inventory “solely on how well [a product] sells,” and welcomed shoppers to “demonstrate their convictions.”


The correct response to the leftist bullies.


7 posted on 02/18/2017 11:54:55 PM PST by joshua c (Cut the cord! Don't pay for the rope they hang you with.)
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To: dp0622; lavaroise
dp0622: I agree with you that the article says nothing that would lead one to conclude that CA wineries employ invader labor and Trump wineries do not. Lavaroise: I agree with the concept that whenever we have a choice we should avoid products from companies that hire invaders or (I'll add) unnecessarily use H1B Visa workers.

As far as Italian wines as a choice? That's fine. Buying imports that are something unique to that country, as long as they have fair labor practices, is a responsible choice. If the purpose of that product being imported is to undercut US workers, it's an unethical purchase.

So, yeah my wool sweaters are from Ireland and England. Silk and tea can come from China. etc. But US flags and Christmas cards (etc) made in China? That's disloyal to our nation.

The Grania Doctrine spelled out. <^..^>

PS: President Trump isn't running the family businesses now. But I hope the kids get on board and manufacture everything possible in the US.

8 posted on 02/19/2017 12:02:36 AM PST by grania
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To: Secret Agent Man

Bill Lundberg needs a breather...

https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder39/62396039.jpg


9 posted on 02/19/2017 1:31:42 AM PST by guido911 (all)
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To: Trump20162020

The left will not be happy until they BANKRUPT anything and everything that is Trump!! They LOVE to DESTROY people.


10 posted on 02/19/2017 1:50:26 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

lol! LOVE it! :D


11 posted on 02/19/2017 2:05:46 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Ann Archy

It’s just so wrong to destroy people & their livelihood. They are vicious, cruel & evil people.


12 posted on 02/19/2017 2:15:47 AM PST by FES0844 (G)
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To: dp0622

Wow. My first wine snob. On FR of all places.


13 posted on 02/19/2017 2:21:30 AM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (by reading this, you have collapsed my wave function. Thanks, pal.)
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To: dp0622

“Wine isn’t something you buy/don’t buy based on a name.

Unless one doesn’t know wine”

After decades of eating (and preparing) hot spicy foods in and around SE Asia and the Western Pacific, I can attest that my taste buds are not anything close to what they used to be. In essence... good wine is wasted on my tattered palate. A sad testament, indeed.

But I am delighted to report that I have uncorked some very good wines, let them sit properly and have produced some outstandingly complex vinegar’s!


14 posted on 02/19/2017 3:09:07 AM PST by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancake, just as every ulture has its noodle.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
We need a warehouse to contain all the winning.

We need a really big league warehouse to store all the winning. Huge.

15 posted on 02/19/2017 3:30:45 AM PST by NautiNurse (Tear down the Mexican Carrier plant and use the materials to build the wall)
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To: dp0622
Plus I only buy Italian wines anyway.

Good morning - what are your recommendations? I'm a 'full body, don't hold anything back, yeehaw!' wine drinker.

Which is why I primarily drink tequila, but I want to explore Italian wines. :)

16 posted on 02/19/2017 3:59:42 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

do you know 2 buck chuck 2013 cabernet is pretty darned good?


17 posted on 02/19/2017 4:01:34 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftists today are speaking as if they plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives.)
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To: ImaGraftedBranch; dp0622
Wow. My first wine snob. On FR of all places.

The first wine I ever drank was at age four, home made, dago red, made by the old folks that came over on the boat.

The old man had many 55 gallon barrels stored in the cold room, and it was a regular staple at every meal, including breakfast.

He would use wine in his black coffee in lieu of cream or sugar.

As I grew older, my taste memories led me to drink Chianti and it comes from Tuscany.

I'm not a wine snob, as I drink very little wine, but when I do... {less than $35/bottle}


18 posted on 02/19/2017 4:01:44 AM PST by USS Alaska (Kill all mooselimb, terrorist savages, with extreme prejudice! Deus Vult!)
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To: Chickensoup

Wal-Mart's $2.98 a bottle .

19 posted on 02/19/2017 4:13:15 AM PST by csvset ( Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: Steely Tom; lysie; Chode; Behind Liberal Lines; The Mayor

Upstate ping.


20 posted on 02/19/2017 4:18:03 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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