FILE Photograph: Clients leave an Albertsons grocery shop with their buys in Burbank, California July 17, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser
(Reuters) – Supermarket operator Albertsons Organizations stated on Saturday it would request customers not to brazenly have firearms at its stores, joining an array of retailers and retail outlet chains this week who transformed their gun plan in gentle of many mass shootings in the United States.
“We want our merchants to truly feel secure & welcoming for all, so we respectfully talk to clients to not openly carry firearms in our shops unless of course they are licensed legislation enforcement officers,” the organization explained in a tweet little bit.ly/2HPH03R.
The announcement comes as other shops these as Walmart Inc (WMT.N) and Kroger Co (KR.N) tweaked their gun coverage, with Walmart indicating it would discontinue profits of ammunition for handguns and some assault-design rifles in suppliers throughout the United States.
Albertson Businesses operates shops across 34 U.S. states, in accordance to the company internet site.
Reporting by Akshay Balan in Bengaluru Modifying by Alistair Bell