I know there might be some limitations about news stories that might expose something with Wegmans, but you might want to look a little deeper about their stop-selling cigarettes campaign. As I remember from working there, NYS has higher taxes to supermarkets selling cigarettes and therefore, sales are terrible for supermarkets and cigarettes. I believe Wegmans just stopped selling them because they don't sell at all. Now it sounds like their PR department is putting a spin on this, putting them in a good light for some reason.
Tim J. Conheady
I think Wegmans is wrong in their decision to remove cigarettes from their store. It is not a corporate store's job to parent their customers in their health decisions. They sell products to their customers and that's their job. When is it going to be enough, Are all junk foods going to be taken off the store shelves, and candy in the check out lanes replaced with veggies.There are products all over the place that can cause health problems. Let customers make our own decisions, we are adults so treat us like one. I do not smoke, but I do believe in a free America, and freedom is being taken away everywhere
Regarding Wegmans decision to cease carrying tobacco products, I am not in favor of smoking. However, Wegmans is referring to this decision as a moral issue when, in fact, the bottom line is profit and they are not making any profit on tobacco. If it were a true moral issue I believe they would not have recently purchased a liquor store knowing that drunk driving and alcoholism kill thousands of people every year and corrupt many young people. Get real Wegmans, and stop the holier than thou attitude. The bottom line is profit and we all know that.
I am very happy that Wegmans decided to stop selling cancer producing agents to customers. It makes them show as if they truly care about our health. As a customer myself of Wegmans, they will not lose business with me and my family. In fact, we have more reason to shop more at Wegmans. It was about time someone opened up their eyes and realize that in selling these tobacco products, they are actually contributing to potential lung cancer and other forms of cancer. Thank you Wegmans!
Interesting move by the grocery giant, but I don't recall a cigarette smoker ever causing a serious
automobile accident. Can you just imagine the noise you'd hear if they had done the same with the beer and wines.
Oh, I'm a 5 yr. ex-smoker who finds this move just plain wrong !
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