One of the blogs I read regularly is "Weighty Matters: Musings of an Obesity Medicine Doc and Certifiably Cynical Realist" by Yoni Freedhoff, and his post today was about the exclusionary practices of Abercrombie & Fitch:
While his comments are obviously blantently offensive they don't even make sense from a business perspective. Two thirds of the country are overweight/obese or more. So he has automatically restricted his customer base to 33% of the population?
Is A&F publicly traded? He's ontrack to make his company irrelevant. 1960 days ago
I too wonder how Mr. Jeffries can get away with saying stuff like this...but maybe he can't. The way people are reacting to this on Facebook and all, he's lucky if there's a company left to be CEO to. 1961 days ago
If that's truly the way he thinks and what he promotes to management and employees in his store (and the kind of illegal hiring practices the company engages in), you have to wonder how they can remain in business. It's flat out wrong. Makes me so angry! 1961 days ago
Wow. How does the CEO of a large public company get away with saying stupid $hit like that? I'd like to add that Mr Jeffries is not a hottie. He should check himself before making such an issue of fat chicks. 1961 days ago
Well, they just recently came to my area of California. I have never shopped there. Now I never will. Even when I can comfortably fit into their clothes. Guess I'm just not willing to be one of the "in crowd". Frankly I'm thankful I don't. I'd rather be an individual. 1961 days ago