As Texas, Mississippi and a host of other conservative states begin to lift regulatory mask mandates, major retailers are sticking with mask requirements, regardless of state law. Starbucks, Target and many other companies will continue to require customers to wear masks in states where it is not required for them to do so by law.
These stores require customers wear face mask, covering: Updated list includes Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks, Kohl's, Target, CVS – ABC11 Raleigh-Durham https://t.co/XJOwkEbh3s
— John Clark ABC11 (@JohnClarkABC11) July 17, 2020
Soon after Texas lifted their regulatory mask mandates, a spokesperson for Target said: “We require guests to wear masks or face coverings in all of our stores, except for guests with underlying medical conditions and young children,”
H-E-B took to social media on March 2, to reiterate their stance on the mask requirements, regardless of state mandates being lifted.
Hi, Jared. H-E-B strongly encourages the use masks and requires it for all Partners and vendors. We ask that all our customers please wear masks in our stores. To protect the safety of our Partners, we will not engage in confrontation.
— H-E-B (@HEB) March 2, 2021
It would appear that many of these companies are worried about their bottom line. Although states like Texas and Mississippi have lifted their mask mandates, the media and their hysterical journalists have not, and are ready to cancel any politician, company or individual who dares to stand up against them.
The media has the power to dictate the market, and where shoppers “feel” like spending their money. If the media came out tomorrow with the headline: “Starbucks Believes Their Coffee Is Worth More Than Your Grandmother’s Life”, their stock would plummet and every liberal on earth would poor their Starbucks down the drain.
Why else do you think a company that sells coffee would feel the need to say something like this:
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) June 13, 2019
Starbucks obviously how market psychology works, which is why they are always on the front lines of the corporate culture war. Starbucks supports transgender surgeries, black lives matter rioters and now they support indefinite mandatory masks.
Now more than ever, we must come together to affirm specifically that Black lives matter and confront racism in our communities.
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) February 25, 2021
Do you really think these mega companies care about you? Do you really think Starbucks cares about your health? Or do you think they care about your money?
Solving the world's problems one face mask and Starbucks Refreshers Beverage at a time. We like this solution!
— Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) February 27, 2019