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Walmart Raises Minimum Gun Purchase Age To 21

The Associated Press reports: Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website. The move comes after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced earlier in the day that it would restrict the sale of firearms to those under 21 years old. It didn’t …

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Ends Sales Of All Assault-Style Rifles, Won’t Sell Any Gun To Those Under 21 Years Old

The New York Times report: One of the nation’s largest sports retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said Wednesday morning it was immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores. The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of local …

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Grocery Chain Winn-Dixie To File For Bankruptcy

Bloomberg reports: Bi-Lo LLC, the supermarket company that owns the Winn-Dixie chain, is preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing as soon as next month, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The retailer is planning to shut almost 200 stores as part of the move — either before or after the filing — said one of the people, who …

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One Million Moms Vs Walgreens

Via email from hate group leader Monica Cole: In a shocking policy announcement, Walgreens has now directed its stores to allow men full and unrestricted access to women’s restrooms in all of its 8,100 stores. On Nov. 17, 2017, Walgreens distributed this memo stating, “All individuals have a right to use restroom facilities that correspond to the individual’s gender identity, …

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French Shoppers Brawl Over Discounted Nutella

The BBC reports: A discount on Nutella has led to violent scenes in a chain of French supermarkets, as shoppers jostled to grab a bargain on the sweet spread. Intermarché supermarkets offered a 70% discount on Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 (£3.90) to €1.40. But police were called when people began fighting and pushing one another. “They are …

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LG Jacks Up Unit Prices Due To Trump’s Tariffs

The Hill reports: LG Electronics is planning to raise prices on some of its washer and dryer models in response to President Trump’s decision this week to impose hefty new tariffs on imported washing machines. The president on Monday levied tariffs on washers made by LG and Samsung as part of an effort to help U.S. based Whirlpool. “As a …

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Struggling Toys R Us To Shutter 182 Stores

The New York Times reports: Toys “R” Us is planning to close as many as 182 of its stores as it struggles to reorganize in bankruptcy. The toy chain, which filed for bankruptcy last September, said in a court filing late Tuesday that the stores selected for closing have failed to meet “performance standards.” The planned closings represent about 20 …

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Amazon Opens Its First “No Checkout” Store

USA Today reports: After a year of testing with its own employees, Amazon opens its store that lets you browse, grab and walk out — skipping the checkout line, but not the bill — to the public Monday. The convenience store and its proprietary technology, made up of hundreds of cameras and sensors and requiring a new Amazon app, dangled …

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Walmart To Lay Off Thousands, Close 63 Stores

The Hill reports: Walmart has announced that it will lay off thousands of workers across the country as it closes dozens of Sam’s Club locations. The announcement comes on the same day the retail giant announced it was raising its starting minimum wage for new employees to $11 an hour. The company told Business Insider that 63 Sam’s Club stores …

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Haters Launch “Anywhere But Target” Xmas Campaign

The Christian Post reports: Conservative groups critical of Target’s bathroom policies are stepping up their boycott against the chain store giant this coming Christmas, urging conservative shoppers not to support what they call a “radical social agenda.” Lance Wray, executive director of watchdog group 2ndVote, said that last year its #AnywhereButTARGET campaign helped see a three percent drop in sales …

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Stocking-Stuffer: Pot Stores Offer Black Friday Deals

The Las Vegas Sun reports: American shoppers will take to malls, warehouses and brick-and-mortar outlets today for what has long been one of the most lucrative days for retail companies across the country. In Nevada, for the first time, Black Friday will include legal recreational marijuana. And just like big-box retailers, pot stores are rolling out the deals in hopes …

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AFA Issues List Of Xmas-Hating Retailers To Boycott: Best Buy, Foot Locker, Nordstrom, Pet Smart, Gap, More

Not to be confused with Liberty Counsel’s 2017 list of the same tired name. Just in from Monica Cole: Which stores recognize Christmas in their advertising…and who’s the Scrooge? As the 2017 Christmas shopping season begins full swing, AFA has prepared its annual Naughty or Nice retailer list. We have taken the top national retailers and reviewed their websites, media …

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Liberty Counsel Issues 2017 List Of Anti-Xmas Stores To Boycott: Barnes & Noble, Gap, Rite Aid, Walgreens

Via press release: As a feature of the annual Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign, Liberty Counsel has provided a Naughty and Nice List, cataloging which stores are censoring Christmas and which are publicly celebrating it. The Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign educates, and if necessary litigates, to make sure that Christmas and Christian themes are not censored. Liberty Counsel pledges …

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Paging Trump: Starbucks Issues Holiday Cup

Mashable reports: Starbucks’ years-long war on Christmas is over. The coffee giant wasted no time getting into the Christmas spirit this year, releasing its new holiday-themed cups and holiday beverages on Wednesday. Goodbye, Halloween. Forget Thanksgiving. It’s Christmas time at Starbucks. The new line of festive liquid holders celebrates the 20th anniversary of the holiday cup, and while the company …

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Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Washington Post reports: Toys “R” Us announced late Monday night that it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, though the company’s leadership assured customers its 1,600 stores around the world would continue to operate normally. The company, once America’s powerhouse of toys, has been struggling for years even as the toy industry grew. Instead, it plans to restructure the $5 …

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Amazon To Purchase Whole Foods In $13.7B Deal

CNBC reports: Amazon said Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 a share, in a deal valued at $13.7 billion. Whole Foods’ John Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand. Amazon’s offer represents a 27 percent premium to Whole …

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#TakePride: Target Thumbs Its Nose At The Haters

World Net Daily is ever so pissed: Despite the drastic financial blowback Target Corporation has been weathering since announcing its plan last year to allow men to enter women’s bathroom facilities, the retail giant is continuing full-speed ahead in its pursuit of LGBT social activism, all in the name of “inclusivity.” For the second year, Target is using a #TakePride …

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Major Retail Group To Air Brutal Faux Infomercial During SNL In Attack On Republican Border Tax Plan [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A top retail group is launching a TV ad campaign slamming House Republicans’ proposed border-adjustment tax (BAT) with a parody of classic informercials. The National Retail Federation (NRF) on Tuesday debuted the ad on “Fox and Friends,” and it will air during this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” Both are shows President Trump is known to watch, and …

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World Net Daily: The Family Christian Chain Went Bankrupt Because They Didn’t Love Jesus Properly

Via World Net Daily: News came this week that Family Christian Stores is finally shuttering all 240 locations. The 85-year-old chain filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015, and now the end has come for the Christian retail giant that employed 3,000 and stretched across 36 states. They did it to themselves. The explosion came from within, as decades of pandering …

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Family Christian Chain To Close All 240 Stores After “Prayerfully Trusting God’s Plan For Our Organization”

Every time Macy’s closes a few stores or Target has a bad quarter, the right wing celebrates their “victory.” So today we get this: Family Christian, the “World’s largest retailer of Christian-themed merchandise” is set to close at 240 stores in 36 states after 85 years. The non-profit store, which employs 3,000 people, said that the store had been seeing …

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