(CNN/MOney) “Duck Dynasty” isn’t just a smash-hit TV show, it’s a merchandising powerhouse.
It’s too soon to tell if retailers will pull the clan’s products from their shelves after Phil Robertson made homophobic comments in an interview with GQ magazine. However the A&E network did suspend the reality show star.
Robertson founded his company Duck Commander back in the 70’s, selling duck calls that developed a loyal following among hunters. Now that the family stars in a top-rated cable-TV series, the business has expanded to sell an array of backwoods-themed merchandise via national retailers.