Girl Scouts investigating after cookies found for sale in Greenv
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) The Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands chapter said they are investigating after Girl Scouts cookies were being sold in grocery stores.The organization said Monday they were alerted by volunteers that Girl Scout Cookies are being sold by the package and the case at six Deal Mart locations in Greenville County.confirmed Deal Mart purchase of this product from outside of South Carolina and we are working with both our national organization and our licensed baker now to further investigate, said Karen Kelly, director of marketing and communications for Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands.Girl Scouts of South Carolina has its own cookie sale program and Kelley said the council neither resells Girl Scout cookies for profit nor distributes them for commercial resale.Girl Scouts of the USA released the following statement:”In accordance with Girl Scouts of the USA national guidelines, only Girl Scouts are allowed to sell Girl Scout Cookies.At the end of the Girl Scout cookie season, ABC Bakers donated surplus product in good faith and consistent with past practices to a domestic hunger relief charity. Some of that product found its way into Deal Mart stores in South Carolina.Deal Mart owner Don Weaver released a statement Wednesday about the cookie controversy.Below is a portion of that statement:Deal mart is a locally owned family with 6 stores in the Upstate SC area. Deal Mart specializes in real deals that come and go, which are bought in the “after market” world where excess quantity goods can be found. Deal Mart is most committed to selling as cheap as possible to our customers. Unlike countless other retailers, who more about profit then their customers, operate with a minimal number of employees that are hard workers who make it possible to sell items at the most inexpensive price. A typical order often has a savings of 60 to 80% off compared to traditional retail locations. Deal mart literally saves millions of dollars in food cost for the Upstate population, which is a service we take great pride in.A purchase of cookies was part of products received last week. The product came from North Carolina and in no way was related to the SC Girl Scouts. The after market goods were received directly from the manufacturer by a Christian based wholesaler, who sold them directly to Deal Mart along cheap jerseys with numerous items. Deal Mary had a large quantity of these cookies and had to move them as quickly as possible while they are still fresh. We elected to offer them for $5 per case. Consistent with our business principles, this amounts to a major savings for our customers. Many folks took the opportunity to buy a quantity for their needs or the needs of others.It is not uncommon for manufacturers to get rid of any overage or overstocked items at the end of a season. This is how stores like ours survive, by purchasing these items at a drastically reduced rate and selling them to consumers at a discount. This circumstance is not different from many others where we provide at prices so much lower than all of our competition it is mind boggling to some.Weaver said the cases of Girl Scout cookies that were sold for $5 each included 12 boxes of cookies. He said the Girl Scouts would have sold the for more than $40 a case.Weaver also said Deal Mart donates items daily to numerous charities, food banks, and organizations.Weaver said much of the remaining Girl Scouts cookies were donated to a local organization collecting foods to send to Africa.are all about helping the community by providing goods at drastically reduced rates to our customers, Weaver said.Weaver said the response from the community on Facebook and his website has been supporting and encouraging in wake of the cookie incident.is clearly evident the community supports the family business that supports their needs, the business owner stated.Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>Parents make heartbreaking decision over son with autismParents make heartbreaking decision over son with autismUpdated: Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017 05 24 15:10:16 GMTKMOV has chosen not http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ to identify him by name or show pictures of what he currently looks like. (Credit: Wallens)A parent’s love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options.A parent’s love knows no bounds. But what happens when you truly believe your child is going to harm himself or someone else? One family tells News 4 they made a heartbreaking decision about their son with autism, all because they felt they had no other options.