France May Ban Food Discounts Following Its ‘Nutella Riots’

Last week, Paris was scandalized by reports of shoppers rioting at Intermarché, one of France’s biggest supermarket chains. Stores had temporarily discounted jars of Nutella by 70 percent, and it resulted in what was essentially the Franco version of Black Friday — just check out the viral clips of hysterical customers prying Nutella from each other’s hands, and trying to hoard four or five jars at a time.
Paris, France
Issue: Local Food Policies Typology: Laws
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