Grocery Store Chain Pulls All Tobacco Products
Executives Say Health Goes Before Profits
January 7, 2008
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — The Wegman’s supermarket chain will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products on Feb. 10.
The company, which operates stores in six northeastern states, said health concerns outweigh any profits the company gets from tobacco products.
Top executives Danny Wegman and his daughter, Colleen, announced the decision in a letter to employees, saying that while they respect an individual’s right to smoke, few would introduce smoking these days to their children.