Just days after Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stopped carrying Ivanka Trump’s products, another major retail chain appears to be distancing itself from her brand, too.
T.J. Maxx and Marshalls employees were instructed in a note from their company last week to stop featuring Ivanka Trump merchandise in stores and to throw away Ivanka Trump signage, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
The report landed shortly after President Donald Trump made waves by attacking Nordstrom in a tweet Wednesday morning, claiming his daughter had been “treated so unfairly by @Nordstrom… Terrible!”
Statements from Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus said decisions were based on a lack of sales, and a spokeswoman from the TJX Companies cited “a number of factors” for the decision to stop featuring Ivanka Trump products.
“From time to time, we communicate with our stores about how to handle merchandise,” spokeswoman Doreen Thompson said in an e-mail to The Huffington Post. “The communication we sent instructed stores to mix this line of merchandise into our racks, not remove it from the sales floor.”
Thompson’s statement doesn’t address why employees were also instructed to trash signage bearing the brand’s name, as the Times reported and a T.J. Maxx employee confirmed to HuffPost. Thompson did not immediately respond to additional questions.
Shannon Coulter is calling this development yet another victory for her #GrabYourWallet boycott of stores that do business with the Trump family. So far, outlets including Shoes.com and Jet have also dumped Trump products.
Coulter challenged Trump about his Twitter activity on Wednesday, asking if he was “going to Tweet angrily at @tjmaxx now too? Maybe during your next security briefing?”
.@realDonaldTrump: are you going to Tweet angrily at @tjmaxx now too? Maybe during your next security briefing? https://t.co/UGcUAQTERX
— Shannon Coulter (@shannoncoulter) February 8, 2017
We can only hope the answer is “no.”