MINNEAPOLIS (KARE-Television) — Saying its top rated priority is the security and effectively-becoming of prospects, Cub Foods is asking shoppers not to carry firearms in its shops openly.

The announcement was created Saturday on the retailer’s Twitter account:

“While Minnesota is an open-carry state that permits folks with lawful permits to carry firearms, we also respect the issues and feedback shared by a lot of of our prospects following the current tragic events all through our nation. Consequently, we’re respectfully asking our prospects, other than authorized law enforcement officials, to no longer openly carry firearms into or shops.”

What is not clear at this point is what actions Cub will take with permitted prospects who refuse to cooperate with the policy.

Also in the Cub Twitter post was the announcement that the grocery chain will discontinue the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers.

“Due to the rising concerns from the wellness neighborhood and complicated regulatory atmosphere linked with these merchandise, we will discontinue the sale of e-cigarettes and vaporizers,” the post reads.

Cub Foods is owned by United All-natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI), which is openly buying the chain along with its Shoppers franchises.

UNFI owns 55 Cub Foods shops in Minnesota, even though a further 29 are owned by franchisees.