The Kroger Company operates the largest grocery chain in America. They employ hundreds of thousands of people, operating under several names. In Arizona Kroger operates under the Fry's logo, once a local chain that Kroger bought up several years ago.
Kroger does very well in the grocery business. In an enterprise where a three percent profit margin means success, and two percent means failure, Kroger is good at what they do. They offer clean, attractive stores, extend great customer service, and nearly always beat behemoth Walmart on pricing. In fact, though I have access to a military commissary, I still shop as much at Fry's because their pricing is better, especially if you follow the sales. They have an excellent line of health foods and their generic brands are excellent.
Our Fry's store here in a senior community offers the best customer service I've ever seen. Each time I go I see Fry's employees accompanying a senior riding in one of those shopping scooters going from aisle to aisle and pulling items off of high shelves, or quoting price comparisons between various products. The front of their store looks like a small motor pool as there are always more than enough handicap scooters to accommodate anyone who needs one.
Well, despite all of Kroger's success, they are "under the gun" from an army of libtard moms called "Moms Against Guns." Unlike Target and Starbucks and a whole host of other retail establishments who have caved into political correctness, Kroger prefers to follow the gun laws of the states where they operate. Arizona is an "open carry" state so customers are allowed to carry guns if they wish. And Kroger accepts that. In states where open carry is prohibited Kroger honors those mandates as well.
Well, this past week Kroger held their shareholders meeting. And, yes, Moms Against Guns stood outside with their protest placards, and screamed spittle filled hate words at anyone who dared to attend the meeting. Thankfully Kroger went about their business and politely ignored these PC goons. They announced that business was so good that they'll be hiring another 20,000 American workers so that we'll be paying for welfare and food stamps for 20,000 fewer people.
I don't expect the libtard moms to ever get it, but I'm glad that Kroger understands that a gun can be a good thing indeed when lawless thugs walk into a store and begin mowing down innocents. In fact, just a few months ago, right here at a Kroger-Fry's store a good samaritan with a gun put down a thug intent on mass killing. And, just one open carry gun owner could have stopped the Gabby Gifford massacre in a Safeway parking lot down in Tucson a few years ago. I don't expect these anti-gun people will ever get it. They completely overlook the plague of murders in Detroit and Chicago where gun laws are very strict and, instead, come after the good citizens whose only aim is to protect their families from the rising tide of violent thuggery.
So, good for you, Kroger. We haven't lost the battle to the libtards just yet. Live long and prosper, Kroger.