Texas has long been one of the American economy’s most powerful states, and with good reason. Not only is Texas the second-largest US state by size, but a vast amount of the land of the Lone Star State is dedicated to incredibly impactful pieces of the national economy as well: Food production and energy creation chief among them.
And so when the people of Texas decide to make monetary maneuvers, the rest of the nation tends to sit up and take note.
Such is the case this week, as Governor Greg Abbott pushes to have Texas retailers rid themselves of Russian products.
I’ve asked the members of the Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Package Stores Association & all Texas retailers to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves.
Texas stands with Ukraine.#StandWithUkraine
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 26, 2022
And that’s not all:
He’s asked Texas Restaurant Association members, Texas Package Stores Association members, and all Texas retailers to voluntarily remove all Russian products from their shelves.
The Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Package Stores Association both released statements that they stand with the people of Ukraine and will work to find alternatives to Russian products and remove Russian imports from their stores.
Around the world, bars and restaurants have been ditching Russian made vodka for American, Polish, and Ukrainian alternatives, including Western Son and Tito’s – two brands made in Texas.