Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Luxembourg: Largest supermarket chain pulls Israeli produce

Ynet News reports:

Luxembourg's largest supermarket chain, Cactus, had decided to halt the sale of produce until its supplier finds proof that its origin is not the West Bank.

The chain's management caved in to pressure by the pro-Palestinian organization Comité pour une Paix Juste au Proche-Orient, which held noisy demonstrations at the chain's stores, claiming that they sold products from settlements.

A Cactus supermarket (Photo: Cactus website)
A Cactus supermarket (Photo: Cactus website)

The protests continued for months, until managers acquiesced and wrote to the group that it was suspending the sale of Israeli produce. The chain's management said income from Israeli produce is minimal and is not worth the annoyance to customers caused by protests.

However, the chain announced that it would continue to slel other Israeli products like SodaStream devices and equipment, which provide more significant profits.  Read more.

No comments :

Post a Comment