Wegmans stores in Virgina receiving pressure to remove Trump wines from their shelves

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 15:46:15-05

Wegmans is facing pressure from President Trump critics to remove Trump Winery products from its shelves.

The grocery chain is fielding calls to remove the wines from its stores in Virginia. According to a Wegmans spokesperson, its Virginia stores offer local wines as part of its commitment to work with suppliers near its stores. Wegmans says it has been carrying wines from Kluge Winery (now Trump Winery) since 2008.

According to the Washington Post, hundreds of members of the National Organization for Women have made plans to pressure Wegmans to stop carrying the products.

However, a Wegmans spokesperson tells 7 Eyewitness News that product performance is the only way the grocery chain decides what stays on the shelves and what goes at any of its stores.

"Individual shoppers who feel strongly about an issue can demonstrate their convictions by refusing to buy a product," said Wegmans Vice President of Media Relations Jo Natale. "When enough people do the same, and sales of a product drop precipitously, we stop selling that product in favor of one that's in greater demand."

So far, there has not been any word on any locally planned pressure on the company.