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Wegmans Pressured to Dump Trump Wines

Wegmans Food Markets could face a boycott over its decision to carry Trump Winery products in its Virginia stores, according to published reports. The Stop Trump Wine group is calling on shoppers in the state not to patronize any retailers, restaurants or other organizations that do business with the winery.

“Events during Donald Trump’s campaign made it clear that Eric Trump, the president of Trump Winery, in Charlottesville, Va., shares the views of his father,” the group's website noted. “Let’s demonstrate through economic action that the residents and businesses of Charlottesville will not stand for the hatred espoused by Eric Trump and those like him.”

Wegmans has sold products from the winery since 2008, when it was operated by Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard. President Trump acquired the winery three years later, and it’s currently operated by his son, Eric.

“Our role as a retailer is to offer choice to our customers,” Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale said in an email to the Democrat and Chronicle, in Rochester, N.Y., Wegmans’ home town. “How a product performs is our single measure for what stays on our shelves and what goes.”

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