Two more retailers have reportedly stopped selling Trump family merchanside
- Author: Alfonso Moody Feb 13, 2017,
Feb 13, 2017, 0:55
Sears and Kmart removing 31 Trump Home items from their online catalogue to focus on more profitable items, according to a spokesman yesterday. Sears and Kmart are the latest retailers to drop a product line associated with the Trump family. Neiman Marcus stopped carrying Ivanka Trump's high-end jewelry last weekend, and T.J.
Trump Home, owned by the Trump Organization, was reportedly not available on either site and didn't appear under a search for Trump Home items.
As of Tuesday, Sears was still selling 19 Trump home items on its website and Kmart were selling 13, according to the report.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.
TJX Companies (TJX), the company that owns TJ Maxx and Marshalls, also said that it had recently told workers not to highlight the first daughter's brand in stores.
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Business Insider said that neither company ever carried Trump Home items in their brick and mortar stores.
Nordstrom, in announcing the discontinuation of Ivanka Trump's line last week, said sales had "steadily declined to the point where it didn't make good business sense" to continue selling the products.
Earlier in the week, a congressional committee said it was seeking a review into whether senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway had violated ethics rules by using her position to promote Ivanka Trump's product lines.
Other companies have taken steps to distance themselves from the Trump brand.
"In [Conway's] attempt to do Trump's bidding, she may have crossed one of the people closer to Trump than herself-Ivanka Trump".