ER Editor: Some Twitter reaction —
Translation: @lidl @grandfrais stores misleads consumers with avocados from Israel. It says at grandfrais ( avocado Morocco ) and at lidl ( avocado Peru )
Les magasins @lidl @grandfrais
Trompe les consommateurs avec des avocats de provenance d’Israël.
On peut lire chez grandfrais ( avocat Maroc ) et chez lidl ( avocat Pérou ).#poupettekenza @booba #IsraelPalestineConflict #FreePalestineFromIsrael pic.twitter.com/FLbbmNRjBR
— La chance qui tourne mal Le mal qui danse (@Lachance_Tourne) November 12, 2023
Translation: Attention to the false labelling in the Lidl and Carrefour supermarkets. The boycott is working so well that the supermarkets are indicating Africa or Morocco instead of Israel. Check the boxes and report to the fraud control authorities.
Attention aux faux affichages dans les supermarchés lidl et carrefour
Le boycott fonctionne tellement bien que ses supermarchés indiquent Afrique ou Maroc au lieu d’Israël vérifier les cartons et signaler a la répression des fraudes 👍 pic.twitter.com/RUJMHH0eX5
— Poussin jaune 🇵🇸 🐤 (@DanseConio) November 8, 2023
French stores mislabeling Israeli products to avoid boycott – media
The escalation of the Gaza conflict has sparked calls to shun goods linked to the Jewish state
Lidl supermarkets have come under fire in France for allegedly trying to disguise the origin of products from Israel, local media reported over the weekend.
According to the reports, French netizens have spotted Lidl labeling Israeli avocados and pomegranates as being of African or even Spanish origin. A number of users posted photos featuring the products and their labels, both the original and those added by the store, on X (former Twitter) as proof of the misrepresentation, calling the situation “a scandal at Lidl.”
“The item is supposed to come from Morocco according to its label, but after examining it, it turns out that the real origin is Israel,” wrote one user.
“Same thing [happened to me] this morning at the Lidl in Vallauris – avocados from Morocco on the store label, and on the avocado, an Israeli label… I think there are plenty of stores doing this to sell their stocks,” another X user recounted. Similar discrepancies have also reportedly been sighted in Auchan and Carrefour stores.
While some alleged instances of mislabeling predated the Israel-Hamas conflict, their number reportedly surged when the hostilities began in early October and calls from pro-Palestinian activists to boycott Israel-linked goods became more frequent. Some users believe that these calls prompted the stores to intentionally misrepresent products of Israeli origin so that customers would continue to buy them.
Commenting on the reports, Schwarz Group, which owns Lidl stores, said that the supposedly intentional mislabeling was nothing more than “a display error, due to the fact that we regularly have avocados and pomegranates from different sources on the shelves.”
“In view of the recent events in the Middle East, we are dismayed by what is happening [in our stores] and are observing the situation with great concern. Schwarz Group companies reject all forms of violence. Our thoughts are with the victims of the conflict,” the company’s press service told the news outlet.
According to the news outlet Actu Strasbourg, France’s Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) has been aware of the complaints and is currently investigating the situation.
“These incidents were the subject of a small number of reports to our services, spread over several months. These, like any consumer report, are taken into account by DGCCRF investigators,” the organization told the news outlet.
Featured image source, Lidl: https://dnalgerie.com/des-produits-disrael-avec-des-etiquettes-du-maroc-une-algerienne-de-france-accuse-lidl/?feed_id=11449&_unique_id=65507e4a8e7ed
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