World News – CA – Mississauga location part of Whole Foods poppy ban


Whole Foods workers in Mississauga and Oakville were told not to wear poppies to work as part of a pan-Canadian dress code policy

A statement from the US grocery chain owned by Amazon suggests that the poppy and the pin that attaches to clothing could pose a safety hazard as it could fall into food Brooch is notoriously loose and falls often The Poppy Campaign is conducted annually by the Royal Canadian Legion to commemorate Remembrance Day

« The updated corporate dress code provides our team members with a simplified, unified policy to follow when working in our stores, » read the statement « Like many of our policies, our dress code is in place to ensure that we prioritize operational safety and serving our customers by focusing in our stores on selling the highest quality food and achieving the Whole Foods Market goal of Nourishing People and the Planet »

« It’s disgusting and shameful that Whole Foods has banned poppies for its employees, » Premier Doug Ford tweeted this morning « We will always stand by our veterans Whole Foods should apologize and immediately reverse this decision Everyone should wear a poppy »

History began to resurface last night as employees at 14 locations across Canada began to speak out against the ban

« All Whole Foods Market stores in Canada are proud to donate to the Legion’s Poppy Campaign this year in honor of Remembrance Day In total, we donate over $ 8,000 in our stores, « the statement read. » Team members will also have the option of selecting the Legion to receive additional funds from their store as part of our community giving program As in previous years, we invite those in our stores to join us in observing a minute of silence on November 11 at 11 a.m. « 

Whole Foods is located at Square One in Mississauga and Olde Oakville Market Place on Cornwall Rd

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World news – California – Mississauga location part of Whole Foods poppy ban


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