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In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that UNFI-owned Cub Foods has joined the list of retailers asking customers not to open-carry guns in its stores.

As the epidemic of mass shootings has grown in the IUS, including one at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, retailers such as Walmart, Kroger, Walgreen, CVS, Aldi, Meijer, Publix and Wegmans have announced similar policies.

At the same time, the Star Tribune writes, Cub Foods said it will no longer sell e-cigarettes and vaporizers, a move made due to "increasing questions from the health community and complex regulatory environment associated with these products."
KC's View:
Additional examples of how social mores and cultural shifts are forcing retailers to confront issues - and make policy decisions - that they'd prefer not to. It would seem in these cases that retailers believe that to remain in line with customer priorities and concerns, they have to make these moves.