NJ’s Burlington Coat Factory drops Ivanka Trump line, report says
FLORENCE — A New Jersey-based retailer could be the latest to drop Ivanka Trump products.
Burlington Coat Factory reported that products by the first daughter's accessory and product line, called "Ivanka Trump," were no longer available to order on their website as of Friday, according to Business Insider. It's not known if Burlington's 563 retail locations have also dropped the line.
A search of the Burlington site on Tuesday morning came up with the message "We were unable to find results for 'Ivanka Trump.'"
Comments on Burlington's Facebook page were critical of the news.
"If you want to play politics count me out. This Deplorable will never shop in your store again. I just wish the $400 plus I spent there for Christmas could be returned. Ivanka Trump is a good person," Doug Burdette wrote.
"I'm done with you. Just another company to bend over to the creepy #grabyourwallet clan. I don't need a fancy slogan to boycott your business. I'm just going to walk by," Heather Lyons wrote.
A number of retailers announced in the past two weeks they are no longer carrying Trump's line of products. Those include Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Sears, Kmart, and QVC. Most have blamed poor sales for their decision.
A Twitter campaign called #GrabYourWallet, founded by brand strategist Shannon Coulter and grandmother Sue Altencio following the release of vulgar comments Donald Trump made off camera to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, takes credit for 18 retailers and companies dropping the line or refusing to be associated with Trump companies.
Ivanka Trump, 35, does not have an official role in the Trump administration, but husband Jared Kushner serves as a senior advisor. She accompanied her father to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware when the body of Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, killed in a military rain in Yemen, returned home.
The Ivanka Trump brand has said it saw sales growth of 21 percent in 2016 from the previous year as it expanded its categories, distribution and offerings.
"In recent days, we've seen our brand swept into the political fray, becoming collateral damage in others' efforts to advance agendas unrelated to what we do," the company said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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