Grocery Store Creates Controversy After Selling These During Hurricane Irma

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September 10, 2017Sep 10, 2017

In the days prior to Hurricane Irma’s destructive actions, one supermarket took a positive approach to the upcoming storm. Publix supermarket in Plantation, Florida just made headlines for their decision to market a specific product during the storm.

The supermarket had Hurricane Irma-themed cakes for sale in their bakery. After one customer took a photo of the cake and posted it to social media, the controversy broke out. 

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Many customers have welcomed the themed cakes and sought them out for purchase. For some, the cakes are a light-hearted gesture during a serious and tragic time. However, others have said they are in poor taste for making light of such a devastating time. 

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The cakes feature either a depiction of the storm or a message telling Irma to “go away.” Other photos of Irma-themed cakes from Publix have made their way around the internet. One customer who shared a photo on Twitter even made the comment that while the grocery store no longer had water left, they still had cake. 

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What do you think about Publix selling the cakes during this time? Was this an appropriate marketing idea? Let us know your thoughts on this on our Facebook page! 

Please continue to keep all those facing Hurricane Irma in your prayers and all those who have been affected by the recent hurricanes. Also, be sure and read our other recent article about a professional entertainer who just died from AIDS/HIV in New York.

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