Skip to comments.Whole Foods "Buycott" Scheduled for Sept. 1
Posted on 08/30/2009 10:29:30 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
In response to the Left-driven boycott of Whole Foods Markets over CEO John Mackey's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed opposing the ObamaCare bill, the National Tea Party Coalition is scheduling a 'buycott' encouraging the public to shop Whole Foods on Sept. 1.
On Aug. 24, I reported here at Digital Journal on the boycotts of FOX conservative pundit Glenn Beck and Whole Foods CEO John Mackey by Obama supporters, driven by organizations like Color For Change and UFCW, the food workers' union. Those boycotts have led to backlashes by supporters of Glenn Beck and John Mackey, which have since resulted in significant losses of customers for GEICO Insurance and Sargento Foods. Both companies withdrew from advertising on the Glenn Beck show at the behest of Color For Change, an African-American advocacy group with close ties to the White House. Now from Gateway Pundit comes the news that the National Tea Party Coalition is throwing its weight behind a "buycott" for Whole Foods scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st, encouraging all its members and the public to shop Whole Foods in moral and financial support of its embattled CEO, John Mackey:
Tea Party Patriot Gina Loudon in St. Louis is asking everyone to hang on to their grocery money until Tuesday, and we will provide sales circulars for people to shop with. Then we will have dinner together for those who want to stay after they shop. Anyone who cannot attend should SAVE THEIR RECEIPTS and mail them to Gina.
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AS big as that store is, I only get two things: Erewhon instant oatmeal with extra oat bran, and blackstrap molasses. The molasses never run out (no pun intended), but I could use some more of the oatmeal. And I hope no one "fronts" me...I'm in a foul enough mood about their side to nonfatally end up on the local evening news.
Does the oatmeal come in flavors? It will be interesting to see if the boycotters are out in force on Tuesday.
Would that be steel cut?
I like tofu. :)
just had it in my hot and sour soup for lunch
Count me in. I was already planning on going tomorrow, but can hold off until Tuesday...what’s one more morning without milk? ;^)
I’ll make the 30 mile round trip in my SUV on Tuesday! I’ve been wanting to shop there anyhow for a couple of weeks anyway. But now it’ll be a full cart. Their food is expensive, and worth it.
Actually, here in our area [Seattle] there is little difference in their prices and the prices at Safeway or Albertsons...and believe it or not QFC is more expensive than Whole Foods.
That is what the employees look like here in California, but they are very courteous and helpful! I will be there on Tuesday with bells on, or maybe not bells, but I will be there, God willing!
They do indeed sell a large variety of products. I will be in there on Tuesday for my organic yogurt.
Good point. Actually it’s probably about the same here (Colorado). Plus, you can snack on good stuff while you shop.
Wish I could, no stores in Peoples Republic of NC and our “emergency” sales tax increase starts tues. I am buying whatever I might need today for the next few months as my boycott of the sales Tax.
Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and Winston Salem.....stores in each of ‘em.
Whole Foods near us was packed the other evening.
The parking lot was jammed and it wasn’t easy finding a parking spot. Evidently this has more attention in the msm than the real Americans.
The way my schedule is, Tuesday is my grocery day anyway. I have to go out of my way to shop at Whole Foods but I guess I will. Never have been in one of their stores before.
I started last night.
I live in Asheville. Thanks for the info.
We’re up for it tomorrow! If you’ve ever been in Whole Foods, it is like the old Berkeley Co-op Market — full of Barking Moonbat Greenie Vegans in Birkenstocks. Their lemming-like leftist boycott could really hurt Whole Foods. It is an amazing store, however, if you need things like goatmilk kefir and a large selection of organic produce.
I'll be going to the WF in Ann Arbor, right in the belly of the beast. I'm sure we'll be met with lots of crazies from the U of M. It should be fun.