French government advises against buying from e-commerce giants

French government urges citizens to buy after lockdown. [Shutterstock/Waraporn Wattanakul]

French Prime Minister Jean Castex, who’s government ordered the closure of small non-food stores as the country entered a second lockdown last week, told people to “delay” their Christmas shopping rather than order products online via major foreign websites.

Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire and Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot also joined the call.

This comes after having been accused of favouring e-commerce giants such as Amazon, various ministers have now distanced themselves from such companies.

Last Friday, the Minister Delegate for Industry, Agnès Pannier-Runacher pointed out that the Black Friday promotional campaign, a day of massive sales, would be suspended.

(Lucie Duboua-Lorsch  | EURACTIV.FR)

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