TAKE ACTION: Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Kroger cancel American made ‘My Pillow’ but sells merchandise from Communist China.

See THREE EMAILS prepared below one to send to each company.

Bed Bath and BeyondKohl’s and Kroger stopped selling American manufactured My Pillow because of the owner’s political beliefs.  But ALL THREE companies are major retailers of products made in Communist China.  Consider these three articles:

BED BATH AND BEYOND:  Thestreet.com headline:   Bed Bath & Beyond Plunges 21% After Slashing Sales Forecast on China Tariffs.  The article states in part:  Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. (BBBY) – Get Report shares plunged Thursday after the struggling home retailer posted much-weaker-than-expected second quarter earnings and cited the impact of trade tariffs on China-made goods as it slashed its sales and profit target for the rest of the year.

KOHL’S:  Supplytraindive.com headline:  Kohl’s prepares for diminishing gross margins amid tariff hike.  The article states in part:  Kohl’s lowered its outlook for gross margin rate by 20 to 30 basis points for the year due to the tariff hike from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of goods from China, executives told analysts on the retailer’s first quarter earnings call. “That increase wasn’t contemplated when we first put out our guidance,” said CEO Michelle Gass.  “China is not our largest source of merchandise, but it is a big one,” CFO Bruce Besanko said on the call. He said the retailer sources just over 20% of its goods from China.

KROGER:  Reuters headline:  Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture.  The article states in part:   Kroger Co KR.N has partnered with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd BABA.N to sell nuts, supplements and other products in China, venturing outside the United States for the first time in what is fast becoming a fierce global battle to dominate online grocery sales.

Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s and Kroger find Mike Lindell’s freedom of speech and political beliefs offensive enough to drop My Pillow which is “Made in America” but appears to have no problem with Communist China’s tyrannical treatment of its citizens including the 1 million Uighurs that have been forcibly detained by the Chinese government in a widespread network of prison like facilities.  Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s and Kroger are so deeply troubled by Mike Lindell’s constitutionally protected speech that it cancels business relations with him but these companies do not react the same way regarding its products made in Communist China which imprison citizens if they express a political opinion different from the party.  There is no First Amendment free speech in China.

Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s and Kroger’s un-American freedom denying reaction to Mike Lindell is incomprehensible considering these companies’ trade with Communist China.

Florida Family Association has prepared THREE EMAILS for you to send one for each company.

BED BATH AND BEYOND

Click here to send your email to Bed Bath and Beyond.  (For Gmail, Yahoo and other email clients that require comma separation of addresses.)  YAHOO works best in Yahoo Mobile App, not so well with internet browser.

Click here to send your email to Bed Bath and Beyond.  (For Outlook and other email clients that require semicolon separation of addresses.)

KOHL’S

Click here to send your email to Kohl’s.  (For Gmail, Yahoo and other email clients that require comma separation of addresses.)  YAHOO works best in Yahoo Mobile App, not so well with internet browser.

Click here to send your email to Kohl’s.  (For Outlook and other email clients that require semicolon separation of addresses.)

KROGER

Click here to send your email to Kroger.  (For Gmail, Yahoo and other email clients that require comma separation of addresses.)  YAHOO works best in Yahoo Mobile App, not so well with internet browser.

Click here to send your email to Kroger.  (For Outlook and other email clients that require semicolon separation of addresses.)

These emails will open in your email browser because these companies are is blocking normal form emails sent through the Florida Family Association email server.  If the above link does not open in your email browser or if the email is returned to you please prepare an email using the suggested subject line, content and email addresses provided below. Please feel free to change the wording.

BED BATH AND BEYOND

Suggested subject line:

Bed Bath Beyond cancellation of My Pillow given its sale of products from Communist China is incomprehensible.

Suggested content:

It is truly disheartening that Bed Bath and Beyond finds Mike Lindell’s freedom of speech and political beliefs offensive enough to drop My Pillow which is Made in America but appears to have no problem with Communist China’s tyrannical treatment of its citizens including the 1 million Uighurs that have been forcibly detained by the Chinese government in prisonlike facilities.  Bed Bath and Beyond’s un-American freedom denying reaction to Mike Lindell is incomprehensible considering its trade with Communist China.  I will remember your decision when in the marketplace.

Email String separated by commas

mark.tritton@bedbath.com,
gustavo.arnal@bedbath.com,
ir@bedbath.com

Email String separated by semicolons

mark.tritton@bedbath.com;
gustavo.arnal@bedbath.com;
ir@bedbath.com

Contact information:

Mark J. Tritton
President and Chief Executive Officer
mark.tritton@bedbath.com

Gustavo Arnal
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasure
gustavo.arnal@bedbath.com

KOHL’S

Suggested subject line:

Kohls cancellation of My Pillow given its sale of products from Communist China is incomprehensible.

Suggested content:

It is truly disheartening that Kohls finds the freedom of speech and political beliefs of Mike Lindell offensive enough to drop My Pillow which is Made in America but appears to have no problem with the tyrannical treatment by Communist China against its citizens including the 1 million Uighurs that are forcibly detained in prison like facilities.  The un-American and freedom denying reaction by Kohls toward Mike Lindell is incomprehensible considering your trade with Communist China.  I will remember your decision when shopping.

Email String separated by commas

michelle.gass@kohls.com,
doug.howe@kohls.com,
jill.timm@kohls.com

Email String separated by semicolons

michelle.gass@kohls.com;
doug.howe@kohls.com;
jill.timm@kohls.com

Contact information:

Michelle Gass, Chief Executive Officer
michelle.gass@kohls.com

Doug Howe, Chief Merchandising
doug.howe@kohls.com

Jill Timm, Chief Financial Officer
jill.timm@kohls.com

KROGER

Suggested subject line:

Kroger cancellation of My Pillow given its sale of products from Communist China is incomprehensible.

Suggested content:

It is truly disheartening that Kroger finds the freedom of speech and political beliefs of Mike Lindell offensive enough to drop My Pillow which is Made in America but appears to have no problem with the tyrannical treatment by Communist China against its citizens including the 1 million Uighurs that are forcibly detained in prison like facilities.  The un-American and freedom denying reaction by Kroger toward Mike Lindell is incomprehensible considering your trade with Communist China.  I will remember your decision when shopping.

Email String separated by commas

rodney.mcmullen@kroger.com,
gary.millerchip@kroger.com,
michael.donnelly@kroger.com

Email String separated by semicolons

rodney.mcmullen@kroger.com;
gary.millerchip@kroger.com;
michael.donnelly@kroger.com

Contact information:

W. Rodney McMullen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
rodney.mcmullen@kroger.com

Michael J. Donnelly
Chief Operating Officer
michael.donnelly@kroger.com

Gary Millerchip
Chief Financial Officer
gary.millerchip@kroger.com

©Florida Family Association. All rights reserved.

19 replies
  1. Mildred Fisher
    Mildred Fisher says:

    Shame on all of you. I am appalled at your unAmerican stance against Mike Lindell, who has a right to his own opinion and choice of political party. You are angering over 75 million people who believe as he does. Are you ready for a dictatorship? That’s where you are headed. Good luck then. No more shopping at any of your stores. I know my few dollars will not mean much, but the dollars of 75 million will.

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    • suzanne muzechuk
      suzanne muzechuk says:

      TO MARK TRITTON CEO OF BBY, SHAME ON YOU. I WAS ABOUT TO PURCHASE TWO (2) KITCHEN AID STAND MIXERS AND SEVERAL ATTACHMENTS AS A GIFT FOR MY DAUGHTER AND AS A WEDDING GIFT. NO WAY IN HELL. OUR COUNTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT FREEDOM IS FREE SPEECH WHETHER WE LIKE WHAT SOMEONES SAYS OR NOT. NOW YOU CANCEL MR. LINDELL BECAUSE YOU DON’T AGREE WITH HIM OR WHAT EVER YOU DON’T LIKE. GO BACK TO AUSTRALIA. AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED YOU COULD GO LIVE IN CHINA OR COMMUNIST RUSSIA. MR. LINDELL HAS CLEANED HIS ACT UP AND HAS A THRIVING BUSINESS. I WILL BUY THE KITCHEN AIDS ELSEWHERE. I WON’T BE SHOPPING IN ANY OF YOUR STORES. WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING IS GETTING RID OF EVERYTHING MADE IN CHINA AND FIND AMERICAN MADE. I WILL BE READING THE WORD ABOUT YOUR SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST BELIEFS..I DON’T ANYTHING IN AND OF YOUR STORES. YOU NEED TO THINK REAL HARD ABOUT TRYING TO DESTROY ANOTHER HUMAN BEINGS LIVELY HOOD AND LIFE. I WILL GO OUT OF MY WAY TO NOT BUY ANYTHING IN BBY. OR I’LL LIVE WITHOUT IT. NOW I AM GOING TO PURCHASE NEW “MY PILLOWS FROM MR. LINDELL DIRECTLY. HAVE A NICE DAY.

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  2. Russell Payne
    Russell Payne says:

    I will not shop in your store ever again and withdraw my support for any products that you offer and cancel my account forthwith.

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    • suzanne muzechuk
      suzanne muzechuk says:

      ALSO , START READING THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELS….IF IT SAYS CHINA AND YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT IT…..SO BE IT.

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  3. Maureen
    Maureen says:

    I sent the e nails that were provided to these three companies and i will join 75 million Americans and take my money else where! I also called each corporate office to let them know I will no longer spend money with them… it may not mean much to these companies if only a few people stop shopping there but if many more do the same maybe they’ll start listening

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  4. CLS
    CLS says:

    My letter to Kohl’s . . . having a little fun . . .

    Dear Ms. Michelle Gass,

    Bravo! I have been a Kohl’s shopper for quite some time and have never been so proud to be associated with your store. I salute you on your recent stance on Mike Lindell. Conservative businessmen should be shut down at every turn especially those who lie about elections. After all, the Bill of Rights does not protect “lying.”

    As an atheist, I am hoping that our next step is to shut down those annoying Christians who go around telling everyone that there is a god in heaven and that he sent his son to save us all. What a bunch of malarkey that is! Perhaps Kohl’s can assist in those efforts as well? Would it be possible for Kohl’s to discontinue selling Christmas items? That would really show them!

    Satirically yours,
    C. Shaffer

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  5. Debra Beeler
    Debra Beeler says:

    I’ve shopped at Kroger every week for years and loved it. Every Kroger I shopped at was the best store in the world. You’ve apparently forgotten about Goya Foods. I’ll never step foot in your door again.
    You want to cater to the small noisy part of the country as opposed to the majority of the population that actually makes capitalism work?? More power to you. I’m out and I won’t be the only one.

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  6. Deborah Hensley
    Deborah Hensley says:

    Shame on you for trying to harm this man business because his politics are not the same as yours. American made I support his business and no longer your business.

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  7. Glendam
    Glendam says:

    I’m not sure why I’m writing this because last I looked this was still America! Why would you stop selling my pillows just because of Mike’s political views. Are you going to tell me next I can’t shop in your store because I’m a Republican? Only a fool would do that. I’m ashamed that these stores are doing this and I won’t be shopping there any longer if this is the way you want to conduct your business! Truly a dissatisfied customer!!!

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  8. Glendam
    Glendam says:

    I’m not sure why I’m writing this because last I looked this was still America! SWhy would you stop selling my pillows just because of Mike’s political views. Are you going to tell me next I can’t shop in your store because I’m a Republican? Only a fool would do that. I’m ashamed that these stores are doing this and I won’t be shopping there any longer if this is the way you want to conduct your business! Truly a dissatisfied customer!!!

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  9. Joyce Dean
    Joyce Dean says:

    Emails sent and I will not shop these places again plus I ordered pillows directly from My Pillow online today. Everyone should do this to show our support.

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  10. Patrick Gallimore
    Patrick Gallimore says:

    I couldn’t agree more! The only thing that they will understand is when they loose revenue because that’s all they care about.They certainly don’t care about the constitution or freedom of speech.

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  11. anita a lamm
    anita a lamm says:

    SHAME,,,
    CHINA YES, AMERICA ,,no???????
    never step foot in my fav krogers again, ,after 25-30yrs,,,,,3-4 xs a wk,,,
    SOLD MY STOCK AND HOPE EVERYONE ELSE DOES THE SAME.
    FAMILY FRIENDS ALSO BOYCOTTING
    ALL OF US, JUST SICK ABIUT YOUR ACTIONS.
    ALLL WOULD B BACK IF YOUR POSITION ON OUR PRECIOUS FREEDOM REVERSES.
    ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF MY AMERICA…….
    DISAPPOINTMENT IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT
    GOD BLESS MIKE LYNDELL. IM CERTAIN HIS PRODUCT WILL EXPLODE IN SALES BECAUSE OF YOUR AND MANY OTHER CORPORATIONS ACTIONS,,
    I WILL BUY MORE, BUT STAIGHT FROM HIM DIRECTLY.
    YOUR COMPANY WILL REAP THE BENIFITS OF YOUR POLICIES,,,,, WONT B GOOD.
    A LAMM

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  12. LW
    LW says:

    Just a heads-up, I tried to send to Bed Bath and Beyond to all 3 emails and looks like they blocked their email address. Maybe they are being flooded and blocking from receiving emails. Bummed that I couldn’t send them to the addresses provided. Let me know if any other suggestions. Anybody else having this issue?

    Here is the delivery error message for one of them.
    Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.
    :
    550: permanent failure for one or more recipients (ir@bedbath.com:blocked)

    — Below this line is a copy of the message.
    Being a long time customer of Bed Bath and Beyond, it is truly disheartening that Bed Bath and Beyond finds the freedom of speech and political beliefs of Mike Lindell offensive enough to drop My Pillow. I bought several MyPillow at your store and have spent hundreds of dollars in your store over the years.

    MyPillow is Made in America but appears to have no problem with the tyrannical treatment by Communist China against its citizens including the 1 million Uighurs that are forcibly detained in prison like facilities. The un-American and freedom denying reaction by Bed Bath and Beyond toward Mike Lindell is incomprehensible considering your trade with Communist China.

    I hope you would reconsider in not being part of the cancel culture of trying to censor and destroy true patriots by going after eliminating their business products. What happened to freedom of speech??

    I strongly encourage your leadership to actually take some time to watch the “Absolute Proof” before you just judge and cancel a business man that is representing the views of what millions of Americans have voted for in a landslide.

    https://michaeljlindell.com/

    I along with many millions of Americans are not going to support your company anymore unless your company changes your biased position. I will tell all my family and friends to no longer shop at this discriminatory company and will give our dollars that are pro-American..

    Previous concerned customer,

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  13. BestDeplorable1
    BestDeplorable1 says:

    Dear Kohl’s Decision Makers:
    So, Kohl’s thinks it is more important to import goods from Communist China than to sell My Pillows, Made in the USA, because you do not agree with the owner, Mike Lindell’s politics? Wow. So much for Freedom of Speech.
    Obviously you are more bothered by Mr. Lindell’s conservative politics than you are of the CCP’s treatment against its one million Uighurs, who are forcibly detained in prisons and forced to have their organs harvested…but, of course, it IS a $1 billion a year business, so that must make it ok.
    Your liberal politics are disgusting when you follow the Leftist Herd and bring your politics into your business model and hurt other Americans.
    Obviously, you don’t care whether or not 70,000,000 conservatives shop in your store. But you probably do care about the reviews you get online…because that will negatively affect your bottom line. So, I think I shall forward this email to as many people as I can and encourage them to carefully review their purchases from Kohl’s. Maybe, like Costco, when you start getting hundreds of negative reviews on your many products…which will affect your bottom line…then you’ll care a bit more about your customers and not your personal politics of cancel culture.
    Ask Mr. Craig Jelinek how that worked for Costco after they cancelled a patriotic book by Dinesh D’Souza. If you didn’t catch his podcast, I’ll share the link. It’s pretty inspiring. Who knows, you might learn something about customer service. https://www.facebook.com/DSouzaDinesh/videos/530162667890772/
    I assume you have not been cancelled from Facebook…like Mr. Lindell.

    A Once-Upon-A-Time Serious Shopper,
    Connie Best Schneider, Orlando, Florida
    PS. I shopped in your store today. I love Kohl’s…you are my go-to store for many things. Bet you didn’t know I am a conservative and a deplorable Trump supporter. Didn’t seem to matter when you take my money.

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