70% discount on Nutella causes 'riots' in French supermarkets

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Found 26th JanEdited by:"m00head"
French supermarket Intermarché reduced the price of a 950g jar of Nutella from €4.50 to €1.40, a 70% discount. This led to Black Friday style 'riots' in stores around the country. Police were reportedly called as fights broke out among swarming customers.

In one store, a member of staff was punched in the eye while trying to separate warring customers. “They are like animals. One woman had her hair pulled. An elderly lady took a box on her head. Another had a bloody hand,” one customer said.

"Some customers came the night before the promotions to stash the Nutella pots in other places, and thus prevent others from taking them," said Jean-Marie Daragon, Intermarché de Montbrison.

In another store, staff said they had sold in one go the number of Nutella jars normally sold in three months. “They were fighting over it … at the tills there was only Nutella,” one told Le Progrès newspaper.

Source: Google News
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Brown Friday?
wow that's so nuts
A jar of Nutella has over 9000 calories.

Which is OK because I don't eat the jar anyway.
Oh mon Dieu
But it's rank
It was and will always be a management executive "cause and effect" to promote Nutella, Ricard , Coca Cola at substantially reduced prices at Intermarché.
splender37 m ago

It was and will always be a management executive "cause and effect" to …It was and will always be a management executive "cause and effect" to promote Nutella, Ricard , Coca Cola at substantially reduced prices at Intermarché.


Splendid, again.
But the French are such a cultured people. Pfft
Not really a riot is it
kester7610 m ago

Not really a riot is it


There was some high pitched screeching. But that might just have been the French version of a Big Issue seller.
Uranus26th Jan

There was some high pitched screeching. But that might just have been the …There was some high pitched screeching. But that might just have been the French version of a Big Issue seller.



Pretty sure that's just normal behaviour. This is just how europeans shop

Je suis cinglé


Nutella cinglé





Je suis seulement en train de plaisanter
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