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France: Supermarket accused of criminal offense over Nutella sales

 |  February 25, 2018

The French competition watchdog, Autorite de la Concurrence, accused the Intermarche supermarket chain of a criminal offense over the sale of Nutella in January for about 30% of its original value, which resulted in altercations in several French shops, local media reported on Friday, February 23.

The consumer watchdog found that Intermarche broke the law onselling at a loss, which is allowed only under certain conditions, according to Reuters.The chain also slapped the 70% discount on Pampers nappies, Carte Noire coffee and Perrier sparkling water.

Intermarche has apologized after its three-day promotion prompted shoving and even full-blown fights in several stores over the Nutella.

Full Content: Reuters

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