Black Friday backlash against Amazon and excess in France
Activists staged protests denouncing rampant consumerism and ‘the social, environmental and fiscal damage’ Amazon helps create
Paris — Activists staged protests against online retailer Amazon around France on Friday, denouncing the rampant consumerism typified by the annual Black Friday shopping frenzy.
French companies have embraced Black Friday, named for the sales held on the first Friday after the US Thanksgiving holiday when retailers typically heavily discount their goods to spur business. However, there has been a backlash against the event driven in part by environmental concerns...