Christmas Carolers

Posted on December 11, 2013 · Posted in News


Regarding Christmas Carolers at WinCo Foods:

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to respond on behalf of WinCo Foods and its 14,000+ employee owners. As our Spokesperson told the KATU reporter yesterday, the decision to tell these little girls they couldn’t carol on the property was by a clerk that mistakenly thought the activity would violate a company policy.

We have no such policy and this decision was made in error. We apologize to these young ladies and to the mother who accompanied them at the store. They should have been allowed to sing. Indeed, our Spokesperson told the reporter yesterday, before the story aired, that they had been given permission to sing and that they were welcome to do so. We here at WinCo Foods wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

What are we doing about this?

We have immediately made sure that all of our stores understand that this is not a company policy and that this mistake should not be repeated. We have also apologized to the family and once again, do wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

– WinCo Foods,
An Employee Owned Company.

About WinCo Foods:

WinCo Foods is a regional grocery retailer, originally founded in 1967 in Boise, Idaho and employee-owned since 1985. WinCo Foods is owned by hardworking individuals in each community it calls home, currently employing over 16,000 individuals and operating 113 Employee-Owned Stores in eight states (Arizona, Idaho, California, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington).

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