Friday, January 26, 2018

UPDATED—"Nutella 'riots' spread across French supermarkets"

Update below.
Original post:

From the BBC:
A discount on Nutella has led to violent scenes in a chain of French supermarkets, as shoppers jostled to grab a bargain on the sweet spread.

Intermarché supermarkets offered a 70% discount on Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 (£3.90) to €1.40.

But police were called when people began fighting and pushing one another.

"They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand," one customer told French media.

A member of staff at one Intermarché shop in central France told the regional newspaper Le Progrès: "We were trying to get in between the customers but they were pushing us."

All of their stock was snapped up within 15 minutes and one customer was given a black eye, the report adds....MORE
Previously in Nutella nuttiness:
Sept. 2014 
"The Hazelnut News Frenzy Continues"
April 2013 
German Thieves Steal 5 Tonnes of Nutella
November 2012 
Short the French: "Mon dieu. The French “Nutella tax.”"