Bed, Bath and Beyond the Truth? Retailer Says Ivanka Trump Line Still Available26 days ago
Is Bed, Bath and Beyond still carrying Ivanka Trump merchandise? THAT is the question.
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Bed, Bath and Beyond( BBBY) backpedaled over the weekend after a customer service representative claimed last week in an email that the company “re no longer” carrying Ivanka Trumps products.
Following a query from a is part of the #GrabYourWallet campaign, which promotes consumers to boycott companies that carry Trump family products, a Bed, Bath and Beyond employee stated At this time, we are no longer carrying Trump merchandise. #GrabYourWallet tweeted a picture of the email along with text that read: This is a big one: @BedBathBeyond now confirming to customers it’s no longer carrying Trump products. Just removed it from boycott list.
Following a social media outburst, Bed, Bath and Beyond on Saturday denied claims it dropped Trumps products, posting a written apology on its Facebook page and insisting the representative inadvertently provided information to a client that was not accurate.
We are not constructing our merchandising decisions based on anyone’s political beliefs. We have Ivanka Trump products in some stores and carry them where consumer demand and business performance justifies it, the company wrote.
However, a quick search on the home goods giants website on Monday returned no items under Ivanka Trump — in any department. Still, as of Monday, the retailer was back on the #GrabYourWallet campaigns boycott list.
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In recent months a few retailers have decided to stop selling Ivanka Trumps products, quoting apolitical motives. Nordstrom( JWN) announced in February it was falling Trumps line based on lackluster performance. The upscale retailer faced backlash from President Donald Trump who claimed the company was treating his daughter unfairly.
My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom. She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@ realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
Some other retailers have followed Nordstroms lead, including Belk and ShopStyle.
In February, embattled retailer Sears( SHLD) and Kmart said they would stop offering Trumps home furnishing products online.
On the contrary, in China, as FOX Business previously reported, following the U.S. election there has been a rush among companies to trademark Ivanka for their business. At least 65 applications had been filed as of late February among businesses looking to get a bump from an association with the First Daughter of the United States.
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