Canadian Outdoor Retailer Drops Products From US Company That Makes Guns
Mar 03, 2018, 05:01
The Vancouver-based adventure retailer does not sell guns but rather products like water bottles and helmets made by Vista-owned brands such as CamelBak and Bollé.
Calls for boycotts spread especially quickly in the cycling community, where Camelbak products have always been prolific, and Vista Outdoor's helmet brands are well-known.
On Sunday evening, Ms. Latha put up a petition on change.org demanding that Mountain Equipment stop selling brands owned by Vista Outdoor. "I think it's exactly what they should do", said MEC shopper Gail Joynt of the co-op's decision to drop Vista Outdoor Inc Brands. The decision came a few hours after REI's Canadian counterpart, Mountain Equipment Co-op, took a similar step.
Vista also owns the Savage Arms company.
MEC's president David Labistour said the co-op had heard from thousands of its members, each saying in a slightly different way that what they wanted was some distance between it and gun companies.
MEC doesn't sell guns, but has faced a petition calling on it to stop selling brands owned by Vista Outdoor because the US company also develops and manufactures firearms similar to the type of weapon used in a recent mass shooting in Florida.
The gun control debate that ignited across the nation in a bid to restrict the use of weapon, propelled US stores like Walmart, Dicks, L.L. Bean and Kroger Co.to stop selling assault rifles.
Although it's hard to find all potential conflicts involving suppliers, staff are reviewing Running Room vendors, he said. Indeed, Vista Outdoor has a PAC that, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit dedicated to tracking money in USA politics, has donated thousands of dollars to the campaigns of congressmen who have historically opposed public land protection.
Representatives from Vista did not immediately respond to HuffPost's requests for comment. Vista Outdoor became an independent company in 2015, spun out from Alliant Techsystems Inc., a large USA aerospace and defence industry company known as ATK.
"A major concern for the boycott centers around the incorrect assumption that the purchase of any of our products may support a cause that does not fit the mission/values of our brand", it said.
"If you start thinking about the global supply chain, every one of us is involved in something that is against our values: If it's not Vista, maybe you're connected to someone who designs logos for one of Vista's brands", Gupta said.
Its founder John Stanton said in a telephone interview that Running Room began selling CamelBak products more than a decade ago, before it was acquired by Vista Outdoor.
MEC, widely regarded as a store for outdoor gear, have never sold weapons in their store. "To meet the diverse interests of Canadians, we always consider product mix, assortment and customer preference when determining what products are sold in our stores".
Vista Outdoor's business is divided into two branches: One side is dedicated to outdoor products; the other branch is dedicated to "shooting sports", which generates 54 percent of the company's external sales revenue, according to its annual report.
"We believe that the commonality is around gun control and the lack of sensible gun control", said Labistour of the feedback.
More than 80 percent of smokers said cigarette breaks were fair, while 25 percent of nonsmokers said they were not. E-cigarette maker Halo surveyed over 1,000 employed Americans about how fair they feel smoke breaks really are.
Almost 600 cheering schoolchildren attended a ceremony in Tokyo's Shinagawa ward on Wednesday to hear the results of that vote. The mascots themselves are two parts Powerpuff Girls with a gentle sprinkling of the Samurai Pizza Cats for good measure.
Furthermore, the brand will also make use of the OLED screen for its largest iPhone, which is tipped to be similar to iPhone X. Having a 6.5-inch display, the smartphone will most probably come with the somewhat similar design of its preceding.
While that certainly explains why JR was suspended for one game , it also leaves us with plenty of questions. Some of the guys who have been here, they get bored with the process, but we have to do it.
The account turned into a Non-performing asset in 2015, and RBI declared it as a fraud account for an amount of Rs 97.85 crore. One senior executive of BSE listed company is said to be son-in-law of the chief minister of Punjab, Amrendra Singh.
In the White House, however, the first daughter and her husband have "grown exasperated" with Kelly, the Times reported . Shane Harris , intelligence and national security correspondent at the Washington Post .
And she seems delighted with the auto even although it will be tough to fit a baby seat for their new daughter Stormi . For the day date, Kylie wore a larger than average dark shirt by Balenciaga, dark jeans and a splendid red coat.
Scotland recycled possession and, off the back of a ruck, Russell's cut-out ball sent left wing Maitland in at the corner. The new tunnel footage has been posted on social media but cuts out as Farrell barges through following the team warm-up.
Earlier this year, a lawsuit alleged that the company has failed to do enough for female workers and racial minorities. The lawsuit was filed in a California court by Arne Wilberg , who worked at Google and YouTube for about nine years.
Nokia has two target audiences in mind for the Nokia 8110, based on the tremendous response it received for the Nokia 3310 . On the MWC 2018 , the company announced the rebooted Nokia 8110 phone which become famous by the 1999 movie, The Matrix .
A current supplier of Apple SZS is tipped to be the part of the project working on the integration of metal enclosures. Apple is also rumoured to working on a second-generation pair of AirPod earbuds, which include an always-on Siri .
Jared Kushners access to top secrets withdrawn
In 2012, the Kushners and Steinmetz joined forces to buy almost $200 million of apartment buildings in the NY metropolitan area. At the same time , Kushner is the head of the Trump administration's effort to broker a deal between Israelis and Palestinians.