Friday, January 13, 2017

Will John Henry Get On The 'Bean Boycott' Bandwagon?

In the wake of the recent election results, many have called for a "boycott" of L.L. Bean products—due to the company's support for President-Elect Donald Trump. Interestingly, the company owners were some of the biggest donors to President Barack Obama in the past. But, hey, facts don't matter these days. Nonetheless, it will be fascinating to see if John Henry follows his political beliefs and tosses Bean off Fenway. For a while now, the Maine-based retailer has sponsored the tarp that covers the field during rain delays—a deal that delivers a lot of cash to the billionaire soccer magnate. We'll see!