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 dÃ©cor 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)