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Supermarket Chain Adding ‘Black-Owned’ Tags to Products Offered by Minority Owned Businesses

Supermarket Chain Adding ‘Black-Owned’ Tags to Products Offered by Minority Owned Businesses

“stepping up to champion diversity by updating shelf labels to help customers identify goods from minority-owned businesses”

https://youtu.be/j1h7JADK2aM

The supermarket chain Giant Food began adding labels to products on their shelves, indicating which items are from black-owned businesses.

This is just the latest example of how the progressive concept of social justice is encroaching on every aspect of our daily lives.

Just imagine walking into a grocery store and seeing these tags.

From WDVM News:

Giant Food launches campaign displaying minority-owned business tags on products

Giant Food is launching a new initiative to highlight minority-owned business providers in their stores.

Over 3,000 products in Giant stores will feature updated shelf labels. There are over 218 businesses in Giant’s vendor partnerships.

The labels represent businesses that are Women, Black, Asian-Indian, Hispanic, LGBT, Asian-Pacific, or Veteran owned. The program is part of the store’s efforts to promote diversity.

The Washington Informer has more:

Giant Food Spotlights Products from Minority-Owned Businesses

Giant Food says it’s stepping up to champion diversity by updating shelf labels to help customers identify goods from minority-owned businesses.

Starting this month, all 164 Giant stores will use shelf labels to inform shoppers of products offered by businesses that are women, Black, Asian-Indian, Hispanic, LGBT, Asian-Pacific, or veteran-owned.

Over 3,100 products in Giant stores will fall under the new initiative that the Washington area grocer says will strengthen relationships with shoppers.

“Giant Food is proud to better highlight our diverse suppliers,” said Ira Kress, president of Giant Food.

“We’re committed to making it easier for customers to identify product attributes that are important to them by fostering a diverse and inclusive network of suppliers that reflects the unique backgrounds and experiences of our Giant family, our customers and our communities.”

This isn’t necessarily new. Back in October, ABC News did a report highlighting the idea of ‘buying black.’

Just two days ago, Joe Biden announced that priority would be decided based on skin color when it comes to COVID relief for small businesses.

When left-wing groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa march, they will often line people up in order of their perceived levels of oppression and privilege. Joe Biden is now about to use the same method to distribute relief funds during an economic and health emergency.

America’s transformation into a giant, left-wing college campus is almost complete.

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This is literal racism.

And quite frankly I will never, EVER buy anything with this tag.

Not because it was made by a minority. But the fact that they feel the need to boost it as made by a minority rather than let it stand on its own merits, leads me to believe that its a significantly lower quality product.

    JoeKDoe in reply to Olinser. | January 13, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    I do not believe Giant has any store locations outside the Metro DC area. This is nothing more than sanctimonious pandering and virtue-signaling.

    Our country just ‘elected’ a corrupt ChiComm-indebted clown as it ‘temporary’ president. The clown is in the process of infesting our government even further with racist psychopaths (including Kristin Clark).

    Many of our highest elected officials are either corrupt traitors (Omar) or leftist airheads (Cortez).

    This is Obama’s 3rd term, make no doubt about it. When Harris takes over from the addled Biden (that’s coming very soon), Harris will a complete puppet of the left. (As we saw in her primary performances, she has no skills to be a leader; and as we’ve seen what constituted her career advancement, it was performing sex acts on Willie Brown on a regular basis.)

    Our own party has sold us out AGAIN. (Hear that: AGAIN! So what is this, the fiftieth time??) We need to kill off the GOP by abandoning it, completely, forming a third party that will be in a voting bloc with what remains of the rino sh-t left in the bowl after we’re gone. We may vote with them on occasion, but we’ll never have to suffer their betrayals, ever again.

    Our Joint Chiefs of staff are fully on board with Biden (witness their joint letter), when with Trump, all we heard from the professional pentagon class was slander against PDJT as a sitting president.

    Our government is completely alien to us. The people infesting it have been completely bought off by Communist China, either directly, indirectly or both. (It came out today that former CA senator Barbara ‘Useless’ Boxer has registered as a foreign agent for a ChiComm ‘surveillance’ firm!)

    Our final hope (the Supreme Court) has proved no hope at all (Chief Justice Roberts has long been suspected of dipping his little nib in Epstein’s underaged girls – and he has acted like a man being extorted, just like former Squeaker of the House Boehner did).

    The FBI is corrupt, and remains corrupt, led by a criminal (Christopher Wray).

    All that said: Give up! – Forget about ever changing what is left of the US government: it is against us and is actually being organized to use to terrorize you and I.

    Secession is the only way we can protect our life and liberty. If we stay, we will soon find ourselves running and hiding for our very lives.

      I believe Slo Jo is already and will continue to be worse than obama – until his puppetMASTERS move him out of the White House! obama had his ideas of how to change the USA in enough terrible ways; those even more left than he didn’t mess too much with him as they didn’t want to be called racists. Slo Jo was so anxious to be pres (his 3rd try), that he agreed to do everything and anything he is told. From stopping deportations of criminal aliens, to freezing oil permits/leases, to young and teen boys on girls’ high school and college athletic teams, to giving away taxPAYER$’ money to illegal aliens, etc. MAKE AMERICA LAST — as opposed to first & certainly not able to successfully continue

    sofwarrior in reply to Olinser. | January 14, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Agreed! All they have done is shown me what not to buy. I will only buy from veteran or non marked products!

    This was EXACTLY my thought. If I see that label, I will actually avoid buying it. I don’t like being guilted into doing something. Convince me of its value as an item that will prove useful to my life. If you convince me of that, then you’ve earned my money and it really doesn’t matter what gift wrap the good Lord put you in.

“Black owned”. Nice. So if I buy it do I get to rename it “White owned”?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Gunner75. | January 13, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Slave-driver!!!1!!!!11!!

    Whitewall in reply to Gunner75. | January 13, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    There may be so many mfg tags on some products that they will resemble a NASCAR uniform.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | January 13, 2021 at 7:32 pm

      Don’t forget California is proposition 67 label. Remember, in California, everything causes cancer. Being cynical for a moment, (who, me?) I wonder if the signs on the windows of the stores in California warning about carcinogens, or in themselves carcinogenic.

    ConradCA in reply to Gunner75. | January 13, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Everyone can claim to be African American because that is where mankind originated from.

    DallasMatt in reply to Gunner75. | January 13, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Creates all sorts of issues, steal this can, others are white businesses, mexican, Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, Cuban, Indian, American Indian, Israeli, jewish, Palestinian, Iranian….

    There should be a ‘sub label’ to the black-owned label: you know, like ‘homey-owned’, if the goods are from the street, or ‘brother owned’, if a group like Farakkan is selling them; or ‘scumbag owned’, if the product is something coming out of an obama organization, or ‘constitutionalist owned’ for any goods coming out of the Mychal Massie (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL3DqaSQrQ4).

    Other than that, the labels are a recipe for breaking black-owned businesses, because so many people will vote ‘thumbs down’ on the idea, via their pocketbooks.

    Oh well.

    C. Lashown in reply to Gunner75. | January 14, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    YES! You certainly do! The only requirement is you must wear black face when making the claim of “white owned” – which will grant you much attention! LOL

The Friendly Grizzly | January 13, 2021 at 3:39 pm

With the exception of veteran owned, I would put those products right back on the shelf. If I were the owner of a “minority owned business”, I would ask Giant Foods not label my products. Why? Because I would want them to stand on the road in the marketplace. I would hope that my products would not need affirmative action in order to make them sell.

On a separate topic, I asked both of the editors of this site and the comment makers forgive some of my comments the word oddly. I am using speech to text because I was hurt in the fall Christmas night. I’m still not quite up to snuff.

    So sorry to hear that Mr. Grizzly…. really..

    Back to topic, I agree with the note about veterans. But the liberals think black people and black bushiness need extra support, because they actually believe them to somehow inferior. SMH…The underlying assumption of basically all affirmative action.

    Hope you feel better soon.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to amwick. | January 13, 2021 at 5:08 pm

      The underlying assumption of basically all affirmative action.

      EXACTLY.

        Griz, I hope you bounce back soon!

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | January 13, 2021 at 7:04 pm

          That is exactly the problem: I bounced. Several times. I slipped on the ice on the incline up to my house. I got up and fell again. I rolled over to the curb and figured if I stood on the snow that had a lawn underneath it I’d be able to stand up. My left leg decided otherwise. I landed in the emergency room. Nothing broken, and I didn’t bang my head. You should’ve seen the bruising: I look like I spilled purple Easter egg dye in my lap. That’s all gone now, but the leg still hurts. Combine all this with what’s going on with the country, and my morale is not exactly my usual sparkling sarcastic self.

          Take care of yourself, Grizz, please. Bruising that bad is painful and worrying.

          I used to keep a bag of cat litter in my trunk for icy inclines, there’s something amusing about shuffling along flinging cat litter on your path. Not exactly flower petals … heh.

          Milhouse in reply to Whitewall. | January 15, 2021 at 2:48 am

          Ouch. Best wishes.

        Grizzly,

        Be aware that when you fall, your head does not have to actually make contact with anything at all to cause you to have a concussion: the brain hits the inside of one’s skull upon the skull ceasing to move (in the direction of the fall, or whiplash).

        For you to fall that hard – twice in a row – you might be suffering post-concussions syndrome. Ask your doc. (There’s no real treatment if you’re not bleeding within, except rest and time.)

        Best wishes!

    I don’t have issue with veteran owned because it is different, vets come in all shapes/sizes/sex/races.

    hope you get better soon grizz

    Hope you heal up real quick, Friendly!

    I do shop for “made in the USA” products.

What a hoot! Ah well, there goes the neighborhood.

I could pass for a 1/2 or 1/4 Asian, even though I have less Asian ancestry than Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry. I wonder if I could carry it off.

Diversity of individuals. Minority of one. #BabyLivesMatter

Being pushed much?

Label products of Israel so shoppers know what not to buy.

Label products of black businesses so shoppers know what to buy.

Obviously as a conservative who maded the product especially if American made I would be fine getting. Pushing race down our throats is exactly like trans gender being done to us, you will be made to care.

Label for race? What could go wrong?

Obviously, I now know what products to AVOID.
Let’s see whose economic power is greater.

One benefit of signaling “black owned” is that it’s also “American Made.”

Something to think about, aside from the obvious.

    nordic_prince in reply to jeffweimer. | January 13, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Maybe…maybe not. I’m sure there are minority business owners who offshore manufacturing for whatever widgets they’re trying to sell.

2smartforlibs | January 13, 2021 at 4:16 pm

I have been shifting business to the local small business places like this crushed with their left wing pals. Can’t do it with everything but the local business has really stepped up the customer service.

    I find a lot of small businesses are run by hard-core leftists.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Eric R.. | January 14, 2021 at 8:57 am

      And, a lot more of them aren’t. In the case of one of my college-mates, he was quite to the left (as a lot of us were back then), but after opening a small music shop, he evolved.

      Inspections, fines, licenses, permits, shoplifters he could do nothing about due to the Heddy LaMar decision, “you-can’t-do-that”s, and other joys of life in our Land of the Free, he made the journey to conservatism,

And you will be expected to buy some black/women/LGBT-owned products, or the check-out system (no doubt the identity tag will be tied-in via the scanning system)will note it and you will be identified as racist/sexist/homophobic, etc.

This will be even beyond China’s social credit system.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Eric R.. | January 13, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    That reminds me of United Way, which I first came in contact with when a woman marched into my office, showed me may annual wage, and demanded that I sign off on them taking 10%.

    I asked her to let me look at the stuff, promptly tore up and dropped it in the waste basket. Then I told her to get the F out of my office.

    As a result of that experience, I never donated a dime to UW.

    I did look at their list of who they supported, and were were many that I would never contribute.

    It does not make sense to ever support a middle man, contribute directly to those whith merrit.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | January 13, 2021 at 7:08 pm

      I was compelled to donate to United Waze government arm, the combined federal campaign. This was when I was in the Navy. “We will have 100% participation in our division”. Later, in the private sector, same thing. We will have 100% participation. Now that I’m retired, none of the major charities get so much as a penny from me. I donate to a local homeless shelter, and also to a Methodist church that does good work for the street people.

Should every minority get a plug?

If a minority person owned the factory that made Milky Way candy bars (I assume the product has millions in profits,) should they get points?

This chain grew under the leadership of Izzy Cohen, who happened to be Jewish. His family sold the company to Aderholt, a company based in the Netherlands.

Tone-deafness comes with the shift from local ownership to ownership by foreign companies.

What if I don’t need any of things made by black-owned businesses? Will I be a racist if I don’t buy them?

Isn’t that discrimination against black-owned businesses? They want customers to judge products not by their quality, but by the color of the owners’ skins. It’s Dr. King’s worst nightmare.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JLT. | January 13, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    I’ve already commented elsewhere in this thread. My comment, among other things, stated that if I were one of the Protected Minorities, I would still ask the giant foods not label my products. If they’re good enough to stand on the Rhône, they will sell if they’re not, I would go out of business. That’s the free market.

      If they’re good enough to stand on the Rhône…

      A fancy way of saying their product is so good it walks on water! You have a way with words 🙂

      On a more serious note, when I saw a post of yours a week ago I immediately thought of commenting “welcome back”, not knowing the circumstances of your absence. I hope you get back up to speed quickly and always look forward to your comments and observations.

It’s important to use whatever small economic influence we have to support true racial equality. That means we should not buy anything that is promoted on racist grounds (“black-owned” or “white-owned” or anything else like that).

We should also decline to patronize businesses who use racist criteria to promote themselves or any of the products they provide. And we should tell the store managers exactly why we will not do business with racist organizations.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to OldProf2. | January 13, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    I would add not supporting those who hire based on race.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | January 13, 2021 at 7:15 pm

      I dig a little bit deeper on that. Some companies are compelled to hire a quota of minorities, or they lose contracts. Not just government contracts, but contracts from private companies that are “woke”. Business is business.

Chuckin Houston | January 13, 2021 at 4:47 pm

No Label = Quality

Great, now all the racists will know what to buy

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to MarkS. | January 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

    I am not so much a racist as a religionist. No Caribou Coffee, no Chobani dairy products. Chobani is Muslim-owned, and I think Cairbou still is.

I will never buy anything labeled as made by blacks.

That is, as many here have all ready pointed out – racism.

I do make it a point to buy Vet products when I can. Vets come in all sizes – both genders – and all colors.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to kenoshamarge. | January 14, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Yes, vets do, although the smaller ones have trouble with horses and cattle…

    Oh! Not vets, VETS!

    /Yes, I am almost recovered.

This racial labeling is an utterly odious trend that should be rejected by sane people, everywhere.

If I encounter any products or services that are so labeled, I will make it a distinct point to refrain from patronizing such business or service.

I was thinking of with holding my tax payments until the IRS demonstrates the appropriate diversity level. I thought that idea was crazy but now we have this to consider this.

Formerly known as Skeptic | January 13, 2021 at 5:11 pm

Giant isn’t in my area, but I think if they were I would prefer to find a supermarket which didn’t segregate my products by race.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Formerly known as Skeptic. | January 14, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Variation on that theme: I actually LIKED Starbucks. My local one always had a good mix of interesting people of all ages; the staff was amazingly friendly (not painted smiles, but genuinely so); it was clean and well-run.

    I put up with some of the corporate nonsense for a while, but what finally tore it for me was when corporare had a bunch of company shirts made with “BLM” markings. I’m a white man, and old. BLM is dangerous to me. So, I will no longer give my custom to my local Starbucks, or any other.

    Full disclosure: during all of the hub-bub about Starbucks instructing their employees to strike up conversations about race with the customers, I read a lot of bellyaching in the comments sections of various websites. “They did this to me!!!”. Never ONCE was I made subject to such a thing. Not at my local, not at any of the locations I went to in varrious parts of the country, including loony-left places like Palm Springs. I came to the conclusion the idea was nonsense.

What a wonderful opportunity to boycott products, for no other reason than disgust and contempt.

MLK, Jr, left a legacy from which we have come to know him and them by the content of their character.

Time to go watch some old Tarzan movies.

Ongowa!

Close The Fed | January 13, 2021 at 5:13 pm

Great. I would know what not to buy.

When the sales figures come out, and the labeled products’ sales decline, they’ll remove the labels.

I think they will ironically decrease their customer base in half. I know a lot of people who refuse to be manipulated or guilted into buying products made by people who cancel them and accuse them of being racists,Nazis, terrorists, etc. We’re not going to do business with people who call us names associated with Democrats, for God’s sake! That identitarian group name is our warning to keep away from those products. Think of those labels as equivalent to:

“This product may cause gastrointestinal distress, such as diarrhea and excessive flatulence.

“This product contains ingredients that have been shown to cause cancer in lab animals.”

“This product has been found to cause food poisoning.”

I think we’ll stick with vendors who value our constitutional freedoms, who are kind and professional, and who consider customers as people, instead of tally marks or beans to count.

So we’re segregating groceries now?

nordic_prince | January 13, 2021 at 5:41 pm

Superior products don’t need a “minority-owned” tag to bolster sales. Build a better mousetrap, etc.

Just saying.

Good news for White Supremacists everywhere.

empiricallyobvious | January 13, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Imagine where this can go. Next they can run internal reports on which chili sells best, the minority owned or the “other” owned. Then they can pick a winner and adjust shelf space, facings and endcaps to favor the “favored” vendors…kind of like a new “redlining” of supermarket shelves…what could possibly go wrong?

Would I be culturally appropriating these items? Do I have permission to buy them, am I forbidden to buy them, am I being forced? Am I joining a cult or sending a political message? Am I a bad person, a good person or an unperson? As if going to the supermarket isn’t soul destroying enough.

    WestRock in reply to jolanthe. | January 14, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Exactly! Imagine being accosted in the checkout line because you are buying “Black” beans. “Cultural appropriation! CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!!”

    Just like only black voice-actors can dub black cartoon characters, whites can only buy Ritz “Crackers”.

If you have some kind of frequent buyer account with the chain, where they track what you purchase and offer discounts, will you get extra social status virtue points for buying non-white?

And what happens if they detect you buy too much stuff from whitey and not enough non-white produced product?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JHogan. | January 13, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I would simply shop elsewhere. As for grocery loyalty cards, none of mine have my real name on them, lotta years ago, a new market chain opened up in my neighborhood. I filled out the application. The lady at the table looked up at me and said sir I’ve lived in this community for 40 years. I’ve never heard of Kensington street!”

    I answered, “you probably haven’t seen my name either.” She had to be the grocery loyalty card anyway, and Said, “Thank you, Mr. Schumann. Oh and by the way sir, I love your piano pieces!” She winked.

      I do the same with my supermarket cards, but, then pay with a debit card, haha on me.

        Geologist in reply to jolanthe. | January 13, 2021 at 8:22 pm

        I have several rewards cards from each of the grocery stores I shop at. I rotate amongst them, so that my purchases cannot be accurately ascertained.

        Back when I drank, I always paid for alcohol purchases in cash and without using a rewards card, to keep the gov’t and anyone else from compiling info on my consumption habits.

      My “loyalty” (LOL) cards are in the name “Ben Dover.”

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to RandomName. | January 13, 2021 at 8:23 pm

        Mine are under the name Robert Schumann. Back on the telephone company started charging for unlisted telephone numbers, I’ve got around the surcharge by doing the following: I asked to be a listed by my first and middle name. So, with a telemarketer called and ask for my first and attempted to pronounce the middle name, I knew it was a telemarketer and I would hang up.

      When we visited Hawaii years ago, I made up a name and a phone number to get the cheap(er!) prices on groceries. None of my local stores have the loyalty cards.

        The Friendly Grizzly in reply to hrhdhd. | January 14, 2021 at 9:16 am

        Did you use the Bell System’s own fake number?

        Back when Mah Bell advertised in magazines, be it for long-distance, or for those new phones you could get in different colors, the phone shown always had the same fake number. In them-thar olden days, it was KLondike 5-2368. When things went all numbers, it became 555-2368.

Back in the day there was a radio host, Michael…something or other and he had a quote that went something like this – “Liberalism is a mental disorder” or some such thing. I used to think he was bit over the top. I don’t think that anymore.

Zero chance of this backfiring. Will there be larger labels in “food desert” areas? Didn’t think so.

So let me get this straight. Giant claims that there is systematic racism against minorities in this country. They therefore make it clear to consumers which products are made by minorities. Are they therefore bragging that they are making it easier for racists to discriminate? Does this make any sense whatsoever?

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to slither. | January 14, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Yes. They are curing racism by segregating the products they sell by… race. As noted elsewhere in the comments, it is just a variation on affirmative action, set-asides and quotas. “We still don’t think you’re as good as us, so, we have laws to make sure you get work for which you are not qualified.”

Well, that convenient. Now, I know which items NEVER to buy.

How long before your purchasing behavior is monitored and you are exposed and deemed racist if you don’t buy enough products with the correct tags?

They collect the data. The social credit score will be looking at your buying behavior soon.

And flagging you if you buy from any of those icky Republicans too …

    Buy too much stuff from whitey and you’ll be branded a racist white supremacist.

    You may receive some warning emails. Ignore them and continue your racist white privileged purchasing habits and one day agents from the Department of Diversity Enforcement may show up at your door. They’ll take away your kids and send you and your wife off to re-education camps.

    Welcome to China Joe Biden’s America.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to PrincetonAl. | January 14, 2021 at 9:25 am

    How long beflore people stand up and say “go ahead, label me! I DARE you!”

    Variation: I knew a E7 Engineman in the US Navy. This goes back before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Someoe ratted him out, and his case was sent to court-martial. His defense was no defense at all. He just told them that yes. He liked men. He liked to [flll in the blank]. Yes, he is in violation of the rules.

    But, he also trained and worked with his subordinates to get troublesome and old engines on this old tub he was on, and had them running smoothy and reliably; this first to do so in years on that ship. He then said he left it up to the presiding officers to judge which was more important: his private life, or the ship’s readiness to perform her mission.

    Much harumping, and case dismissed. “Just be discrete”.

Fer sure if I still lived in the district of coloreds, I would not buy anything with that tag. I left DC area in 1968 for the Air Force and a worldwide education that is still unavailable from any university. Life and experience is the best educator.

I am a little peeved that German sausages are smaller then before.

So what if I go into their store looking for soul food made by white folks? Or burrito fixin’s from a Chinese company? Maybe I should file a complaint when I can’t find sushi made by a family in Haiti. To be completely diverse, they will have to carry hundreds of styles of canned corn, a case from each country, gender, sexual proclivity, skin shade, language, heritage, handicap, and weight class. “I want to eat canned corn made by a 90 pound lesbian dwarf with iced-tea brown skin, who is deaf and mute, suffers from irritable bowl syndrome, walks with a limp, and has oozing sores on its legs. Do you have a sticker for that?” /s

Giant should change its corporate name to “Mein Grocery Store.”

When Biden puts the money chokes on all the Red States, it isn’t going to be pretty.

I am certain he will, but I have no idea what response may be made to it.

After seeing the total lack of response to the Election…

One must wonder if the store uses sales data to get an idea of whether this labeling hurts or helps sales of the labeled products. Yet somehow I doubt they’d bother doing this, as the point surely is to promote their own virtue, regardless of whether the chosen method actually benefits those it’s supposed to benefit.

In any case, if you don’t care for this the most effective way to discourage it would be to just not shop at stores that do this. And (of course) let them know you’re not shopping there, and why. My understanding is that most grocery stores operate on thin margins and depend on volume to turn that into profits and, in any case, if a store loses 5 or 10 percent of its customers its revenue declines but its costs really don’t.

At least that’s a strategy for now, while you still have a choice. Somehow you’d think retailers would be smart enough to avoid annoying their customers as, in most cases, most of us have plenty of alternatives. But then I remember a store that would hit me up for its favorite charity at the checkout, and do so by holding my credit card hostage until I loudly accepted or declined.

I don’t know if they ever stopped doing this as I stopped shopping there (and, as it happens, they did go out of business). But how boneheaded does a store manager (or chain-store executive) have to be to realize that behaviors like this, behaviors that just get right in your customers’ faces and feel like a shakedown, can’t possibly be good for business?

Makes it easier to know what to avoid.

Liberals proving yet again that they are the most racist people in the history of the world.

Because that’s not racist or anything. How is it possible we “lost” to the moronic left if they can’t even grasp that ridiculously simple concept? I mean, that’s the intellectual equivalent of walking around drooling with your pants unzipped and toilet paper stuck to your shoe.

This will backfire, bigly.

As it should.

Morning Sunshine | January 13, 2021 at 10:26 pm

can we get that “minority-made” / “latino-made” label on Goya products so we can fill our minority-made quota?

This cuts in both directions: it can be used like the Star of David was used in Nazi Germany: for exclusion. The racist psychopaths infesting our government could order Jewish-made goods to be forbidden from certain isles and displays in stores. The racist psychopaths could also order certain race’s or party-affiliated goods to be elevated in display, or sold exclusively.

Reading through the comments I am a bit concerned that no one has pointed out how this policy mirrors the Federal government purchasing requirements.

Feds must set aside a certain percentage of business for certain categories of ‘small’ businesses. In quotes because the definition is somewhat larger than most of would think. Other criteria are Veteran owned/run/led/managed, various ‘minority’ categories but the definitions are expansive at best.

Fraud is rife in these cases with front companies winning the bid but subbing out the work to larger companies.

My question to the grocery would be what criteria constitutes the categories, is that applied across the board and how closely does the grocery monitor and enforce the criteria? If not, why not?

This tagging is fine but it clearly doesn’t go far enough. Let’s take a tomato. As a woke consumer, I would like to know

(a) the race of the person who put the tomato on the shelf,
(b) the race of the person who drove the truck to deliver it to the store,
(c) the race of the person who originally boxed the tomato for shipping,
(d) the race of the person who picked the tomato,
(e) the race of the person who fertilized and watered the tomato (including list of what fertilizers were used),
(f) the race of the person who planted the tomato,

And then we have to get into who built the tractor.

I refuse to participate in “Black owned, Black only movie lists, Black only anything”. If any other race tried this BS they would be burned down in and instant for RACISM. 99% of things called “racist” are actually at best bigotry for which there are vast differences. This thing however, is openly racist and needs to be called out as such. Noticeably silent in this are the ACLU and The Southern Poverty Law Center.

    “Noticeably silent in this are the ACLU and The Southern Poverty Law Center…”

    We always knew the ACLU’s sole purpose was to enable anything and everything that is detrimental to our nation, under the guise of being a free-speech advocacy group.

Everyone who will refuse to buy products based upon appeals to naked racism is on the right track.

Recall when the left claimed the only reason anyone would vote against Barack Obama was racism?* In, of course, an obvious attempt to dragoon whites to vote for Obama to “prove” they weren’t racist. Fat lot of good it did those white voters. According to the left they’re still racist. In fact, according to the left circa 2021 they’re even more racist than they were in 2008.

1. You can never prove you’re not a racist. You can only prove you suspect the charge might be true when the left “double dog dares you” to do what they demand or they’ll call you a racist. If you think they might have a point, you’ll do what they want. Guess what, they’ll call you a white supremacist anyway. As all those Obama voters found out when they voted for Trump.

2. Decades ago I learned from businesses that were stupid enough to give in to the Sharpton/Jackson/CBC shakedowns that there is no such thing as a good will gesture. When a business like the Cracker Barrell restaurant chain settles with the race hustlers and admits to no wrong doing, but as a “good will gesture” agrees to a financial settlement to, say, Sharpton’s “charity” or the CBC’s black scholarship fund (both of which are just slush funds for the sole benefit of the people who run them) and to send their employees to white guilt Maoist struggle sessions, the race hustlers don’t take it as a “good will gesture.” “Aha!” they say, “These people must know they’re racists. Why else would they admit they’re employees need training to learn how to not be racist? Why else would they be trying to pay us off? They’re admitting to being guilty as charged.”

When you feed cats, you breed cats. Don’t ever feed the cats.

3. Never give an inch. Never do anything that might be distorted into an admission of guilt by your enemies. Tell them in no uncertain terms to FTFO. Never be coerced into shutting up.

*I didn’t vote for the left’s 2008 trojan horse for Marx/Engels in 2008 and I didn’t vote for the 2021 version of the same old same old. Both times I read they’re campaign platforms and both promised to disasters. Obama turned out to be exactly the disaster he said he was going to be. So will Harris.

steady as she goes, grizz–some woke fool in corporate thought this plan up–no, thanks

we can still vote with our $$$ and that’s a powerful tool indeed

one suggestion when shopping for weapons–wear plastic gloves when handling them–have done that for years–may put off a few sales clerks but is a prudent policy–also at the range–you never know with atf

Hooo Ahhhh, I will now know what items to AVOID!!!!

Oh, yeah. NO way this will backfire :). Didn’t that occur to any of those geniuses?

Well let’s just hope this doesn’t blackfire..

I predict that this will be used in conjunction with “loyalty card” data to show “systemic racism” and eventually begin targeting specific shoppers who aren’t buying enough “POC” products.

They are so woke they don’t see that what they are doing is racist. It could very easily result in people NOT buying items so labeled. I guarantee that the affected businesses and their owners will request that they NOT attach the labels.

Nobody thought of this, but does this mean there will be black-Black Friday sales next year?

Hey, a sale is sale.

I’m sorry to report that Trader Joe’s is heading in the same direction. Crowing about sourcing a minimum quote percentage of its products from “black-owned” businesses (they capitalize “black” — I don’t). No word on whether they’ll place race-identifying labels on their shelves, but, this announcement is nauseating, enough:

https://www.traderjoes.com/announcement/diversity-inclusion

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