MINNEAPOLIS (KARE-Television) — Saying its best priority is the security and nicely-getting of buyers, Cub Foods is asking shoppers not to carry firearms in its retailers openly.
The announcement was produced Saturday on the retailer’s Twitter account:
“While Minnesota is an open-carry state that enables men and women with lawful permits to carry firearms, we also respect the issues and feedback shared by a lot of of our buyers following the current tragic events all through our nation. Thus, we’re respectfully asking our buyers, other than authorized law enforcement officials, to no longer openly carry firearms into or retailers.”
What is not clear at this point is what actions Cub will take with permitted buyers who refuse to cooperate with the policy.
Also in the Cub Twitter post was the announcement that the grocery chain will discontinue the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
“Due to the rising queries from the well being neighborhood and complicated regulatory atmosphere connected with these items, we will discontinue the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers,” the post reads.
Cub Foods is owned by United All-natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI), which is openly purchasing the chain along with its Shoppers franchises.
UNFI owns 55 Cub Foods retailers in Minnesota, though a further 29 are owned by franchisees.