Art Pope knows his business like the back of his hand. He knows the people he sells to have few choices, as do the people he employs. He exploits that position each and every day, profiting from the poor and then using those profits to exploit them even more.
Many have tried to initiate boycotts against Variety Wholesalers stores over the years, including yours truly. Maybe those efforts will be more successful now that Art Pope's North Carolina has attracted so much national attention.