13 Paula Deen Partnerships That Are No More
Paula Deen’s recent racism-allegation and associated discrimination court case against her and her brother have led to a huge P.R. crisis for the celebrity chef. Almost all of her big partnerships are terminating their agreements with Paula; Macy’s and Kohl’s are among the very few that are still waiting to make a decision and are continually monitoring “the situation.” On the flip side, her cruise-company partnership has added an extra date due to increased demand from fans trying to support her. She’s been invited onto The View on Monday; it is yet to be announced if she will come on the show or not. It will be interesting to see her sit down with a group of people, some of whom aren’t white.
Home Depot previously sold Paula Deen kitchenware and cooking items through its website, but removed all of her self-branded items from their online store on Wednesday, June 26th.
Target had been a big seller of Paula Deen’s cookware line, but said Thursday, June 27th that they will be phasing her brand out of its retail and online stores; when they sell-out, they will not restock their inventory. Bye-bye, butter warmer!
Walmart announced on Wednesday that the retail powerhouse would drop all Paula Deen-branded items from its stores, and will not place new orders after stocks have sold out.
The casino & restaurant owner will be dropping Paula Deen’s name from four buffets it owns, temporarily closing and re-opening them with new branding.