- Floridians are boycotting Publix after a member of the founding family donated $300,000 to the Trump rally that preceded the January 6 deadly Capitol attack
- If the boycott puts Publix out of business, where are Floridians to get their food
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributors Cindy Mamelian and Cheryl Katz for this high impact story out of The Gunshine State.
A grass roots boycott of Uuuuuuuge Grocery Chain, Publix, is gaining speed after a member of the Publix Founding Family donated $300,000 to the Trump rally that preceded the January 6 deadly attack on the US Capital.
Publix Grocery Chain’s long time slogan is: “Where shopping is a pleasure”. Thousands of families in the South have gotten their groceries for generations at Publix. Publix were innovators in the grocery industry by; creating the Publix Baby Club, weekly BOGO Free deals, Free cookies to children from the Bakery, perks for the family’s pets thru their Publix Paws program, Senior Discount days, Tier 1 Deli, and more.
Publix, the Florida-based grocery chain, operates more than 1,200 stores across seven south-eastern states. Publix is an institution in Florida, the company growing from Depression-era roots in the 1930s to a regional behemoth with 225,000 workers, and its founding Jenkins family now worth $8.8 Billion, that’s Billion!
But now the decades-long love affair is over. After a member of Publix’s founding family, Julie Jenkins Fancelli, donated 3 Large, $300,000 (that’s $300,000) to the January 6 Trump Rally that preceded January’s deadly Capitol riots.
Now, long time Publix customers are boycotting the iconic grocery chain. One customer, Wendy Mize, is boycotting Publix, stating: “This was the last straw. Insurrection at the Capitol, images of the police officer with his head being crushed, individuals dressed as Vikings on the floor of the Senate … we’re not going to call this normal. Publix is a private company and it is their business how they want to contribute their money, but it’s also my right to decide where I want to spend my dollars.”
Publix, the company and its founders, have donated often and generously to Partisan, Conservative causes, including more than 2 Million, that’s Million, by Julie Jenkins Fancilli alone, to the Republican National Committee and Trump’s failed re-election campaign. Fancelli is the daughter of the late Publix founder George Jenkins, a passionate Conservative.
In a brief statement, Publix attempted to distance itself from Julie Jenkins Fancilli, noting that Fancilli’s actions were essentially those of a private citizen not involved in the company. Let Sarkes Interpret: Corporate 2 step, Corporate “Cover our Ass”, Corporate Dick Dance, Julie Jenkins Fancilli WHO?