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Woodman's Food Market to discontinue Russian vodka

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Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 17:04:39-05

Woodman's Food Market announced Tuesday it will stop selling Russian vodka at its grocery stores.

The Wisconsin-based grocery chain joins a growing list of stores across the country discontinuing Russian vodka.

Kroger Co., the parent company of Pick n' Save and Metro Market, has also pulled Russian vodka from all of its store shelves, according to our partners at the Milwaukee Business Journal. Kroger is the nation's largest operator of traditional supermarkets.

Kroger also is sending emergency food assistance Wednesday to support Ukrainian refugees.

As the United States and Europe slap official sanctions on Russian banks and tech companies, bars and liquor stores are using this as a way to punish Russia for invading Ukraine.

Stores across the nation say they’re promoting Ukrainian brands instead.

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