UAE's Landmark Group dumps Trump products over Muslim ban call

UAE's Landmark Group dumps Trump products over Muslim ban call

DUBAI (Reuters) – Dubai-based Landmark Group, one of the Middle East's largest retail firms, said it was pulling Donald Trump products off its shelves in response to the Republican presidential front-runner's call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.

Landmark & DT Home Marks International LLC have an exclusive deal to sell Trump Home products – including lighting, mirrors, & jewellery boxes – in their Lifestyle department stores in Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia & Qatar.

"In light of the recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the U.S. media, we have suspended sale of all products from the Trump Home décor range," CEO Sachin Mundhwa said in an emailed statement.

The group did not donate details on the value of the contract.

On Monday, Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims in California.

The call drew sharp rebuke from both the White House & other Republican presidential candidates.

Lifestyle has more than 190 stores across the Middle East, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya & Tanzania.

(Reporting by Katie Paul; Editing by Sami Aboudi & Andrew Heavens)

Source: “Reuters”