Food and Politics: Part 2

Again, this information is to do with as you please. But if you wish to be politically informed, it’s best to know how your money is being spent by those who profit from your sales habits. The number in paranthesis is how much money was contributed to republican or republican causes.

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Brookshire Groceries (100%): Southern chain, mostly in Arkansas and Texas.

Jax markets (100%): California Chain.

Piggly Wiggly Carolina (100%): Chain in the Carolinas.

Schnuck Markets (100%): Midwest supermarket, mostly in Missouri and Illinois

Publix Super Markets (97%): A Supermarket chain in the South, specifically in Alabama, FLorida, Georgia, Souh Carolina, Tennessee

Ruddick Corp (95%): Owners of Harris Teeter Stores.

Winn-Dixie Stores (88%): Large Chain from the Pac NW through the South.

Safeway Inc (84%): Carrs, Dominick’s, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randall’s, Safeway, Tom Thumb, Von’s

Walmart (80%): Though they’re mostly retail sales, they do sell food items at most locations and some do have supermarkets as well.

Food Lion (78%): Supermarket Chain from the Mid Atlantic States

Albertson’s Inc (73%): Acme Markets, Albertsons, Jewel Osco, Shaw’s Supermarkets.

Kroger Co. (71%): Supermarkets – Kroger, Ralphs, Dillons, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, QFC, City Market, Hilander, Owen’s, Jay C, Cala Foods/Bell Markets, Kessel Food Markets, Pay Less, Baker’s, Gerbes
Multi-department stores – Fred Meyer, Fry’s Marketplace
Price-impact warehouse stores – Food 4 Less, Foods Co.

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Democratic Contributors above 70%:
Costco (98% to Dems): Same deal with Walmart. They’re considered more retail that food outlet, but most of their sales are in bulk foods.

All information was pulled from Opensecrets.org


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