Kroger Pulling Time Magazine From Registers
Apparently, Time Magazine’s latest cover is too risqué for Kroger.
A friend from Albuquerque, New Mexico texted me this evening to let me know that Smith’s, a Kroger-owned grocery store in Albuquerque, had pulled all of the Time magazines from the shelves. She spoke with one of the members of management and found out that they are not happy – it was not their choice.
It appears that Kroger’s corporate office made the decision to pull the issue from the front registers. Kroger stores nationwide have removed the issue at least from their registers, if not entirely from their stores.
I called the store in Leavenworth, Kansas to ask if they had any copies. The clerk told me that they had been directed to remove the issue from the front registers, but she could not locate them anywhere else in the store. There were also no copies to be found anywhere in two other stores (one in New Mexico, another in Ohio).
What statement is Kroger making by pulling this issue?1
And by pulling this image, what is Kroger saying to breastfeeding mothers who shop at its stores?
- I tried to contact Kroger directly, but their offices were closed. The manager of one of the stores I called declined to comment when I asked him about the company’s decision. ↩
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