EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION ON BEHALF OF LEGENDARY BLACK OWNED BUSINESS REGGIO'S PIZZA NOW UNDER ATTACK BY JEWEL FOOD STORES!!
Black Wall Street Chicago, United American Progress Association, Father Pfleger of St. Sabina, and a host of community leaders in the Black community are galvanizing some direct action around their ardent support of Reggio’s Pizza items being discontinued at Jewel. First it was the blatant disrespect by Target stores coming into the Black community and with the community facing double digit unemployment refuse to stock the products of this legendary Black business where the sales could put hundreds of our community residents to work -- now comes this attack by Jewels that is discontinuing some of the largest selling products that will force more Black community residents out of desperately needed jobs and the community must be prepared to stand up and fight back and challenge Jewels to immediately RESTORE Reggios products back on their shelves and keep our community residents working!!
Specifically, The four Dinner Size items that are being discontinued at Jewel are some of Reggio's best items and represent 40% of their sales at Jewel. As a result of this adverse action by Jewel, Reggio’s will have to lay off some of its Black and Hispanic employees. Further, this seems to be discrimination and reprisal against Reggio’s Pizza, a black vendor because Supervalu perceives that Black consumers have reduced their purchasing at Jewel to find lower prices at Walmart, Food 4 Less, Save-a-Lot and ALDI.
YES, we need to be prepared to publicly demonstrate at Jewels to save the jobs that would be lost but we must be prepared to start the dialogue with Jewels directly to see if they will restore Reggio's and its products to avoid us having to conduct public direct action against Jewels who have been historically supported by the Black community.
MAKE THE CALLS RIGHT NOW TO JEWELS LEADERSHIP IN SUPPORT OF REGGIO'S AND SAVE OUR COMMUNITY JOBS!!
Brian Huff (President, Jewel) - (630) 948-6044
Doug Cygan (Vice-President, Jewel) - (630) 948-6327