- The Washington Times - Monday, February 20, 2017

Calls to boycott Wegmans Food Markets, a popular supermarket chain, because it sells Trump Winery products have backfired on the Prince William County, Virginia, chapter of the National Organization for Women.

A spokeswoman for Wegmans, a New York-based company, told Fox News on Monday that Trump wines flew off its shelves last week. Out of 10 locations, only its Charlottesville store did not completely sell out.

Jo Natale, Wegmans‘ vice president of media relations, told the network that 100 bottles of Trump Winery Meritage and 20 bottles of the Cru remained at its Charlottesville location as of Friday evening.

Calls for boycotts began with a story involving Prince William County’s chapter of NOW in The Washington Post published Feb. 14.

“Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there,” Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, told the newspaper.

Ms. Natale told Fox that Wegmans does not play politics when it comes to supplying it customers with a variety of products.

“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,” Ms. Natale says.

Wegmans‘ inventory includes 237 Virginia wines from 58 wineries.

President Donald Trump’s son Eric now runs Trump Winery. The estate was purchased in 2011 for $6.2 million at a foreclosure auction.


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