Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Boycotts updated

Mixed news on the Fox News boycott, with retailers pulling ads from Glenn Beck but most simply moving them to other less controversial shows. Meanwhile, sales are apparently not down short term at Whole Foods--perhaps because most progressives already avoid the place in favor of farmers' markets, CSAs, co-ops, buying clubs, unionized supermarkets and locally owned health food stores. None the less, the boycott's Facebook group has some 15,000 members and a website: The website has a list of links for people who are stuck for an alternative market, and a list of brands owned by Whole Foods. Meanwhile, CEO John Mackey has attempted an explanation on this blog post.

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