Winn-Dixie, a Deep South supermarket chain, will require masks after all

One by one, America’s major grocers are requiring shoppers to wear face masks. One big holdout? Winn-Dixie, a Deep South supermarket chain. Last week, the company said mask mandates were a “highly charged issue” with its customers, and a spokesman said it didn’t want to put workers “in a position to navigate interpersonal conflict.” He had a point: Think about all those viral videos of enraged customers, charging through stores and wrestling retail workers, in defiance of polite requests. Then on Monday, after President Trump tweeted a photo of himself wearing a mask and called them “patriotic,” the chain changed its mind. Why? The Washington Post said it was due to “customer feedback.”

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