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  • Sales of Ivanka Trump's perfume soar after Nordstrom row

    02/18/2017 9:47:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/18/2017 | Chris Graham
    There's no such thing as bad publicity, as Ivanka Trump is discovering. The president's daughter was caught up in a row this month when Nordstrom said it would stop selling the her brand of products. Although the upmarket department store said the decision was simply down to poor sales, Donald Trump accused the company of treating his daughter "so unfairly". His senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, was then "counselled" by the White House after urging the president’s supporters to buy Ivanka's line of products, which includes clothing, jewellery, handbags and other goods. The encouragement may have paid off as her perfume...
  • A Boycott of Wegmans for Selling Trump’s Wine Has Seriously Backfired

    02/18/2017 11:28:47 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    Grub Street ^ | February 17, 2017 | Clint Rainey
    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...
  • Do 62 Million Lives Matter?

    02/17/2017 2:04:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Don't look now, but it's time for "The 62 million." It's Donald Trump and his 62 million voters against the world. Everyone is against us. It's clear that no one wants to risk offending "Black Lives Matter." We can all clearly see that companies and retailers bend over backwards not to offend Democrats, liberals, women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, gays, even transsexuals. Offend any of those groups and you are met with a national boycott. Or like Ivanka Trump, your clothing line is cancelled, kicked out of stores. You can lose your career, business or livelihood in a nanosecond. But...
  • Why Hudson's Bay and some other retailers won't dump Ivanka Trump's boycotted brand

    02/18/2017 2:25:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sophia Harris
    Almost every day, Amanda Dexter takes to Twitter to chastise one of her favourite stores for carrying Ivanka Trump's products. Her target is the Hudson's Bay Company, where she used to shop for everything from housewares to clothing. Now every time the Bay posts on Twitter a new outfit she likes, Dexter reminds the department store she won't be buying it. The resident of Wakefield, Que., also tweets messages to the Bay such as, "You are looking worse and worse. Get on the right side of history by dumping #Trump brand." Dexter opposes many of the policies of U.S. President...
  • Wegmans stores sold out of Trump wines: Did boycott threats backfire?

    02/17/2017 7:03:43 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 02.17.17 | Geoff Herbert
    Did a threat to boycott Wegmans over products with President Donald Trump's name backfire? The Rochester-based grocery store chain came under fire this week for carrying Trump wines at its 10 Virginia locations. The bottles come from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., bought by Trump in 2011 and given to his son, Eric Trump. The National Organization for Women and other critics encouraged shoppers to take their business elsewhere, despite Wegmans' cult following and positive reputation. "Let's demonstrate through economic action that the residents and businesses of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • Feminists Boost Sales of Trump Wine in Virginia at Wegmans

    02/17/2017 10:59:14 AM PST · by Mozilla · 21 replies
    Daily Headlines ^ | 2/17/17 | By Steven H Ahle
    The popular grocery chain, Wegmans has ten stores in Virginia, where feminists are pushing a boycott of Trump wines and Wegmans for selling it. But don’t expect Wegmans to fold anytime soon. Since the boycott began the sale of Trump Wines has skyrocketed. Two stores are totally out and the other eight are almost totally out and Wegmans warehouse does not have a single case left.
  • Wegmans faces boycott over Trump wines

    02/15/2017 1:28:39 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    MSN Money ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Clausen
    Wegmans Food Markets is the latest retailer to face political pressure for carrying products connected to President Donald Trump. The Gates-based grocer is being called on to remove Trump Winery products from its Virginia stores, where it sells 237 different wines from 58 wineries in that state. The Stop Trump Wine group has asked Virginians to boycott grocers, retailers, restaurants and other organizations doing business with Trump Winery.
  • Anti-Trump haters will be sorry to learn where their so-called boycott landed Ivanka’s sales

    02/17/2017 7:32:46 AM PST · by bigbob · 35 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 2-17-17 | Samantha Chang
    Success is the best revenge. Just ask Ivanka Trump, whose perfumes rocketed to the top of the Amazon Bestsellers list after leftist anti-Trumpers launched a boycott of her products. While department stores like Nordstrom, TJ Maxx, Sears and Kmart have dropped Ivanka’s clothing line, shoes and accessories, Amazon is cashing in on the first daughter’s popular perfumes. An Ivanka Trump fragrance is No. 1 in Amazon’s women’s eau de parfum category. Ivanka’s products beat out fragrances from pop stars Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears, both of whom have had extremely successful perfume lines for years. Ivanka Trump’s merchandise is being...
  • FORD not scrapping plans to build Mexico factories: company exec

    02/17/2017 7:00:18 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 24 replies
    Yahpooo ^ | 2-16-2017 | AFP
    Mexico City (AFP) - Ford is sticking with its plan to build two new factories in Mexico, despite an announcement last month that it had scrapped plans for a plant in the central state of San Luis Potosi. The US carmaker said a planned factory in the central state of Guanajuato will build engines and transmissions, while another in the northern city of Chihuahua will make car parts for use by Ford factories in the United States, South America and Asia.
  • Wegmans facing boycotts for carrying Trump products

    02/17/2017 5:55:22 AM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | 2/17/17 | Geoff Herbert
    Wegmans is consistently named one of the best companies to work for, recently scored the second-best corporate reputation in America, and has had a cult following among fans for years.So why are customers suddenly threatening to boycott the Rochester-based grocery store chain?The Democrat & Chronicle reports Wegmans is facing boycotts for carrying products with President Donald Trump's name on them. The company has 10 locations in Virginia that sell bottles from the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., drawing the ire of the National Organization for Women and other groups."Certainly if Wegmans is carrying Trump wines, I personally will not shop there," Terry O'Neill,...
  • Trump declines ESPN invite to fill out NCAA bracket on-air

    02/15/2017 5:25:44 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 67 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | February 15, 2017 5:36 pm | AP
    President Donald Trump won’t be filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket on ESPN this March, unlike his predecessor, Barack Obama. ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz says the network expressed its “interest to the White House in continuing the presidential bracket. They have respectfully declined.”
  • Will Mexican restaurant workers join Staten Island business boycott? (Nationwide?)

    02/13/2017 10:57:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | February 13, 2017 | Pamela Silvestri
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rumblings in the restaurant community over the weekend focused on a boycott potentially taking place on Thursday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Mexican community. The effort purportedly will affect other industries as well. "Many Mexican [owned] stores are going to close and [Mexicans] are not going to work," said a healthcare worker who declined to give her name but lives in Tompkinsville and hails from Mexico. She will be showing up to her job that day but says her friends certainly are buzzing about it. "They are asked not to work, not to buy in...
  • Ivanka Trump Sales Increasing

    02/12/2017 6:22:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/12/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The whole mess about Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, shoe sales, and other accessories, is not about retail sales or whether or not the daughter of President Trump has a product capable of performing in the current market.  Sure, Kellyanne Conway should not have plugged Ivanka’s products. She holds an official government position, and she’s not supposed to promote any product on the market, but she’s new at this, she now knows about the ethics questions that have arisen (the Trump administration says she has been “counseled” on the issue), and she now realizes (though I think she already knew...
  • John Carney: Kellogg’s Workers Are Victims Of Corporate Mismanagement (Boycott)

    02/10/2017 10:31:04 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-10-2017 | John Hayward
    John Carney, Breitbart News economics and finance editor, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Friday’s Breitbart News Daily to discuss the fallout from Kellogg’s attack on Breitbart News. Marlow saw it as an unfortunate but necessary victory that Kellogg’s has been obliged to shut down 39 distribution centers, with the potential loss of up to 1,100 jobs, as a result of its decision to engage in partisan politics. “It’s terrible when a company’s management decides to make political decisions that hurt its business,” Carney said. “It’s pretty clear that that’s what has happened here.” “You’re not celebrating the loss of...
  • USAToday: Kellogg’s Could Lay Off Over 1100

    02/09/2017 7:19:24 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jerome Hudson
    USA TODAY reports that downsizing at various Kellogg’s facilities across the country could put 1,110 Americans out of work. Kellogg’s spokesperson Kris Charles said the cereal giant will shift away from direct delivery of its foods to stores, and will instead utilize grocers’ distribution centers. The move will shutter 39 Kellogg’s distribution centers from Maryland to Ohio to New York. “While this is the right move for the company to achieve our long-term objectives, it was a difficult decision because of its impact on employees,” company spokesperson Kris Charles said, according to CNYCentral. Charles says each site outfits roughly 30...
  • From Hollywood, an Anti-Trump Picture Book for ‘Adults’

    02/09/2017 6:49:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/9/17 | Matt Philbin
    Dissent may be the highest form of patriotism (when the GOP has power, anyway) but circulating nasty drawings of political opponents has to be the lowest form of dissent. And that’s what the left’s giant temper tantrum has come down to.   According to LA Weekly, “illustrators from studios including Disney, Sony, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks have gotten together to collaborate on the picture book Not My President. A crowdfunding campaign is in progress, and proceeds will support the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and L.A. Justice Fund.” The drawings are all too predictable: Trump as Fascist, Trump as diaper-clad infant, Trump supporters as racists. This...
  • “The Future is Female” as long as you’re not Ivanka Trump

    02/09/2017 8:04:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | Judi McLeod
    Wearing a baseball cap with the slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ can get you beaten up. Shopping for Ivanka Trump products is no longer a matter of choice. Little wonder why so many are asking: “America, where art thou?” If hypocritical lib-left activists get their way in forcing retail stores like Nordstrom and Macy’s to drop Ivanka Trump’s shoe and clothing line, they’ll soon be selling pink p**sy caps and posting “He’s not MY President” on their store windows. That’s what the screaming meemies, depriving the masses of Ivanka Trump products want, and with retailers allowing the intimidation of raging...
  • List of Companies that Suppor the Radical Left

    02/09/2017 6:39:03 AM PST · by Tazzo · 35 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Vanity
    Could we please put together a list of companies that support the radical left; such as Target, Starbucks, Macys,Nordstrom, Kelloggs, Progressive Insurance. Please add any that I may have omitted
  • T.J. Maxx Backs Away From Ivanka Trump as President Assails Nordstrom

    02/08/2017 12:59:10 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/2/17 | RACHEL ABRAMS
    Last week, employees at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls got very clear instructions about where to put signs for Ivanka Trump products: in the garbage. The TJX Companies, the retailers’ parent company, told employees not to display Ivanka Trump merchandise separately and to throw away Ivanka Trump signs, according to a note to employees on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times. “Effective immediately, please remove all Ivanka Trump merchandise from features and mix into the runs,” the note read. “Runs” refers to the normal clothing racks where the majority of products hang. “All Ivanka Trump...
  • First trailer for Netflix series Dear White People is unveiled and attracts 17 TIMES more [tr]

    02/09/2017 5:45:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 8, 2017 | Ross Mcdonagh
    The first trailer for Dear White People has been unveiled — and not everyone is pleased. The Netflix series - which satirizes race relation in an Ivy League college - is a sequel to the 2014 film of the same name. And within minutes of the 30-second clip debuting on YouTube on Wednesday, the comments section was jam-packed with angry views... even more than usual.
  • Progressives, Nordstrom, And The Moronic Crusade Against Ivanka Trump

    02/09/2017 5:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Earlier this week Nordstrom announced the retail giant will no longer sell Ivanka Trump brand products in stores, severing the previously held business relationship. Belk, Jet, ShopStyle and Home Shopping Network all followed suit. In response to the move, President Donald Trump tweeted about the situation. “My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person -- always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!” While it’s certainly highly inappropriate for President Trump to go after a private company on issues of family business now that he’s in the Oval Office, he isn't...
  • Veteran-run coffee company wants to take on 'anti-American' Starbucks to 'make coffee great again'

    02/07/2017 2:38:42 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    As Trump supporters threaten to boycott Starbucks, Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) is seizing the opportunity to win over coffee drinkers who support the president. Soon after Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees, in response to President Trump's executive order barring people from seven majority-Muslim countries and all refugees from entering the US, BRCC made a promise of its own. The company, which sells coffee blends, monthly coffee club subscriptions, and java-centric apparel and gear, posted that it would hire 10,000 veterans, just as the pro-Trump movement to boycott Starbucks gained steam.
  • Elites Protest a New Revolution “We Deserve To Be In Charge.”

    02/07/2017 2:35:04 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Front Page News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox. It will be brought to you by BMW. The German luxury automaker is a key advertiser at GQ. And GQ is the headquarters of the Resistance. That's a vlog by Keith Olbermann who returned from his exile at an ESPN Elba to denounce Trump. "I am Keith Olbermann," Keith Olbermann barks to the peasants and workers of GQ who are taking a break from reading an article on '$100 Cologne that Smells Like Nothing', "This is the Resistance." The Resistance is Remy Martin and Coach. It’s the ‘Best Silver Nail...
  • What was 84 Lumber thinking with its Super Bowl ad?

    02/06/2017 1:11:40 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 6, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Uplifting and patriotic ads are a staple of the Super Bowl, so last night the astonishing cynicism of that 84 Lumber ad really stood out. “Come on, illegal immigrants: Risk your lives, drag yourself across the harshest terrain and endure the most agonizing hardships. We need the cheap labor!” In the 90-second spot for the construction-materials company, a Latino mother and daughter who are apparently sneaking across the southern border of the U.S. rise in the dark, walk along a barbed-wire fence, clamber aboard the boxcar of a moving train and wade across a river. In the full-length, six-minute version,...
  • Watch: 5 Most Politicized Super Bowl Ads

    02/06/2017 6:00:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 5, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Super Bowl LI on Sunday night was as close to a politics-free experience as a football fan could have hoped for, with even halftime performer Lady Gaga eschewing political talk in favor of high-energy showmanship — but several big-name brands couldn’t help but include overt political messaging in their Big Game advertising.
  • NFL Super Bowl draws lower TV ratings than previous two games

    02/06/2017 8:27:41 AM PST · by Vision Thing · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/6/2017 | Tim Baysinger
    Fox Television's broadcast of Super Bowl LI on Sunday night drew a 48.8 overnight rating, according to Nielsen data released by the network, lower than the previous two Super Bowls. (Snip) Last year's Super Bowl drew a 49.0 overnight rating, while the Patriots' previous title game appearance in 2015 helped Comcast Corp's NBC television draw a 49.7 rating, the highest overnight rating on record.
  • Now, Macy's is under pressure to drop Ivanka Trump fashion Brand

    02/06/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2017 | Kate Taylor
    As a movement to boycott businesses that do business with the Trump family heats up, Macy's is under pressure to dump Ivanka Trump's fashion brand. With Nordstrom announcing on Thursday that it had decided to stop selling Ivanka Trump's brand, reportedly due to declining sales, customers have taken to Macy's social media pages to demand the retailer do the same. "Nordstrom dumped Trump, please follow suit," reads one of many similar comments on Macy's Facebook page. "I would never put plastic Ivanka Trump boots on my little daughter." @Macys I have cc for 15 yrs & spent 1000s. I will...
  • UC Riverside Student Leaders Vote To Ban Sabra Hummus [More for the BDS efforrt

    02/03/2017 7:41:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/17 | Jason Chulack
    The Associated Students of University of California – Riverside voted on Wednesday night to remove Sabra Hummus from all campus dining services, The Highlander reports. Student leaders voted 13-0-1 in favor of the resolution to kick Sabra Hummus off campus. Sabra’s joint owner, the Strauss Group, is the largest food products company in Israel and has financially supported the Israeli military, according to the New York Times. Students who supported the measure were “troubled” by funds that could potentially go to Israeli settlements by purchasing Sabra Hummus in their campus cafeteria. UC Riverside said in a statement released on Thursday:...
  • TIME FOR DEPLORABLES TO BOYCOTT HOLLYWOOD

    02/04/2017 2:54:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/04/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Brainless Hollywood stars continue to pollute the airwaves in America During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so upset at Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well we are still waiting for them to do everyone a favor and exit stage left. Of course, they lied and continue to pollute the airwaves here in America.
  • Time for Deplorables to Boycott Hollywood

    02/04/2017 9:16:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so upset at Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well we are still waiting for them to do everyone a favor and exit stage left. Of course, they lied and continue to pollute the airwaves here in America. Now that it is awards season for the movie industry, it has been non-stop criticism of our new President. At the Golden Globes Awards, Meryl Streep blasted President Trump for his supposedly hateful gesturing about a disabled reporter during the campaign. Never mind that the...
  • Crouere: Time to boycott Hollywood for anti-Trump, liberal-hate

    02/03/2017 4:17:47 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | February 3, 2017 | By Jeff Couere
    During the presidential campaign, several dozen brainless Hollywood stars were so hateful of Donald Trump that they promised to leave the country if he won. Well, we are still waiting for them to do everyone and favor and leave. Of course, they continue to pollute the airwaves here in America. During the awards season for the movie industry, it has been non-stop criticism of our new President. . . . . .It is time for the 62.9 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump to use their considerable economic power. If every one of those voters decided to boycott Hollywood,...
  • ‘It’s About More Than Hummus,’ Says UC Riverside Rabbi Leading Fight Against Sabra Boycott

    02/02/2017 6:44:11 PM PST · by SJackson · 61 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-2-17 | Rachel Frommer
    A proposed student resolution to ban Sabra company products from the dining hall of a California university “is about more than hummus,” the campus rabbi leading the opposition to the boycott told The Algemeiner. “People ask what the big deal is, because even if the motion does pass the University of California Riverside Student Senate, it’s up to administrators to decide what is served at the school,” said Chabad on Campus director Rabbi Matisyahu Devlin, ahead of Wednesday’s vote. “But Jewish students are afraid; they are disturbed. If the motion passes, the message is clear: We don’t want you here,...
  • D.C. sandwich chain owner learns there’s nothing liberals won’t boycott

    02/02/2017 12:36:35 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 31, 2017 | by Jazz Shaw
    If you’re a liberal these days, you may have trouble keeping up with all of the new actions coming out of the Trump White House which enrage you. If you’re a conservative you’ve probably already lost track of the number of things the liberals are marching, protesting about, condemning and boycotting. On that last point you can now add one more to the list. The evil ownership of Taylor Gourmet, a local chain of hoagie shops around the Beltway, has gone too far and drawn the ire of progressive activists. (For those of you from other parts of the country,...
  • An anti-Trump movement is calling for the boycott of these 33 retailers

    02/02/2017 2:53:31 PM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 76 replies
    msn.com ^ | 2/2/2017 | Kate Taylor
    It's hard to separate Donald Trump's businesses from his politics. As a result, some are calling for a boycott of any company that sell Trump products. Shannon Coulter, a brand and digital strategist, started the #GrabYourWallet hashtag in October following the publication of a leaked tape that showed Trump making lewd comments about women. Coulter used the hashtag to encourage people who were offended by Trump's language and actions to boycott companies doing business with his family.
  • Democrats Boycott Confirmation Of Trump Nominees, Blocking Mnuchin, Price Votes

    01/31/2017 9:34:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/31/17 | Tyler Durden
    Full out war between Democrats and the White House broke out today when Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to attend a committee vote on two President Trump’s more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee boycotted votes to advance Tom Price, Trump’s pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steven Mnuchin, his selection to head the Treasury Department. Since at least one democrat must be on present for the vote to be held, the move will effectively delay and potentially prevent the confirmation votes on Mnuchin and Price. The duo is...
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Stands Up to Trump and Now People Are Calling for Boycotts

    01/30/2017 8:42:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 122 replies
    The Street ^ | Jan 30, 2017 | Brian Sozzi
    Never one to refrain from speaking out on political issues, Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz took to his soap box on Sunday evening and fired back at the Trump administration following its controversial immigration ban. "I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise," Schultz said in a new blog post, adding, "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question." Housed in Schultz's missive were a host of interesting nuggets. Schultz said...
  • People Are Boycotting Starbucks After CEO Announces Plan To Hire Thousands Of Refugees

    01/30/2017 9:45:56 AM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1-30-2017 | Kate Taylor
    Some Starbucks customers are threatening to boycott the coffee giant after its CEO took a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. On Sunday, Starbucks announced it planned to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years. "We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question," CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a letter to Starbucks employees about the plan. While many customers were immediately supportive of Starbucks' actions...
  • Starbucks shares tumble on lowest same-store sales growth since 2009

    01/30/2017 7:25:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/26/17 | Sarah Whiten
    Starbucks earnings hit Wall Street's target in the latest quarter, but shares fell 3.5 percent in aftermarket trading on Thursday after the company posted its lowest same-store sales growth since 2009...
  • Uber customers lash out at ride sharing service amid anti-travel ban (snowflakes boycotting UBER)

    01/29/2017 5:56:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | 28 Jan 2017 | Javier E David
    <p>Uber found itself at the center of a storm created by the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump's executive order, as angry customers accused the company of attempting to profit from a taxi driver work stoppage.</p> <p>In response to a growing controversy, Uber announced it would create a $3 million defense fund to help cover the legal expenses associated with the executive order. It was unclear, however, if the move would be sufficient to quell the firestorm surrounding one of Silicon Valley's darlings and a fixture in countless mobile devices.</p>
  • Chili’s Restaurants Partnering to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood and Abortion

    01/28/2017 8:21:33 AM PST · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    free republic ^ | 1/27/17 | Onan Coca
    Yes, you heard me right. If you visit any Kentucky or Indiana Chili’s location between January 1st and March 31st and hand them a special group/charity coupon, 15% of the cost of your meal would go to funding the murder of local children. Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promo code that their supporters could use to make sure that Chili’s would donate a portion of the cost of their meal to support PP. The flyer says that PP fans could bring the voucher to any of the named Chili’s locations and can...
  • Ralph Lauren Boycotted After Brand Dresses Meliana Trump at Inauguration

    01/23/2017 6:03:09 PM PST · by drewh · 112 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | jan 23 2017 one hour ago | Carrie Parker
    Melania Trump wore a powder-blue outfit on Friday to her husband’s inauguration, and now the designer that dressed her is coming under scrutiny. People are now calling for a boycott of Ralph Lauren, the designer behind Melania’s dress, on social media as they label the brand as “supporting oppression,” according to Harper’s Bazaar. “Some Twitter users believe the move shows that Lauren doesn’t care about sexual assault towards women – a reference to the numerous allegations that have emerged concerning the new President.” There’s even a hashtag being used by those who support the boycott, #boycottRalphLauren, as people take to...
  • 'Why would you abandon America?' Newt Gingrich says Democrats boycotting Trump's inaugural ...

    01/19/2017 7:05:29 AM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2017 | David Martosko
    Complete headline: 'Why would you abandon America?' Newt Gingrich says Democrats boycotting Trump's inaugural make themselves look 'small and silly' as their numbers grow to 65 The latest tally has 65 Democratic representatives saying they would participate in a boycott of Donald trump's inaugural – more than one-third of their caucus Senate Dems are not breaking with tradition despite differences with Trump Newt Gingrich, a former Republican Speaker of the House, said Ronald Reagan would have called them 'childish' He said the boycotters were 'small and silly' and doomed to remain a minority if they keep pandering to their far...
  • Dems dodging Trump inauguration absentees long before the Big Day

    01/18/2017 8:11:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Judi McLeod
    It’s time to remember that providence played a role in sending Trump to America’s rescue. But Donald Trump, whether he’s aware of it or not, walks in the footsteps of angels. The 60 odd Democratic members of the House of Representatives ‘boycotting’ Donald Trump’s Inauguration, are, like the paid protesters hinting at Friday’s violence on DC streets, having us on. The plain truth is that none of the 60 would be noticed whether there at the ceremony, or depriving America of their presence sitting it out at home or elsewhere.
  • Target lowers 4Q profit and sales outlook

    01/18/2017 5:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2017 7:30 AM EST | Anne D’Innocenzio
    Target is lowering its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after the discounter says it had sluggish holiday sales and traffic in its stores that offset a surging online business. Target says revenue at stores opened at least a year for the November and December period were down 1.3 percent. The company now says that the key barometer for a retailer’s health will decline 1 percent to 1.5 percent in the quarter, compared to guidance of down 1 percent to up 1 percent. …
  • Target Tumbles After Cutting Guidance, Reports Poor Comps; Drags Wal-Mart Lower

    01/18/2017 5:13:58 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 18, 2017
    US retailer woes continued this morning, a trend the began well prior to the poor holiday spending season, when retail giant Target not only announced ahead of its Feb 28 Q4 earnigns result that comparable sales during the combined November/December period decreased 1.3%, but that "as a result of this softer-than-expected sales performance, the Company updated its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 guidance." [Snip] Target shares tumbled as much as 4.9% on the news, which has dragged Wal-Mart as much as 1.5% lower.
  • 42 Dems announce they’ve decided to throw a tantrum - er… join a boycott -of inauguration

    01/17/2017 7:02:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Robert Laurie
    Bless their hearts, no one cares With the inauguration of Donald Trump just days away, Democrats are equal parts panicky, outraged, confused, and sputtering. Like a three-year-old faced with a plate of spinach, they’ve decided a doomed tantrum is their only recourse. You’ve seen the hissy-fit play out over the last few weeks, and it’s only going to escalate from here on out.
  • Growing Number of Democratic Lawmakers Vow to Boycott President-elect Trump’s Inauguration

    01/14/2017 3:01:54 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 140 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 1:58 PM, JANUARY 14, 2017 | CNN Wire
    A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are boycotting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, particularly after revelations of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election and his rebuke of civil rights icon John Lewis on Saturday. Some members of Congress have said they will be protesting in DC and in their districts instead.
  • Trump Urges People To 'Buy L.L.Bean' Amid Boycott Threat

    01/14/2017 12:16:53 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 Jan 17 | Yuki Noguchi
    President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again Thursday morning, this time to urge his followers to "Buy L.L.Bean," and support one of his campaign backers. "Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage," he tweeted Thursday. "People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean." The tweet came in response to public attention over Linda Bean's political support for Trump. Bean, a board member and co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer and the granddaughter of company founder Leon Leonwood Bean, says she gave money to a PAC supporting Trump. The Associated Press reported that...
  • Yuengling announces distribution expansion into Indiana

    01/12/2017 3:58:34 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    POTTSVILLE, Pa. - America's oldest brewery has announced that it is expanding its distribution. Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., will soon be delivering its brands to Indiana. Yuengling said three wholesalers have been assigned to distribute the beer. They are Monarch Beverage, Five Star Distributing, and Indiana Beverage. "Our family has been in business in Indiana for five generations and to be able to partner with the America’s Oldest Brewery is both humbling and powerful," said Bruce Leetz, owner of Indiana Beverage.