Amazon Postpones France’s ‘Black Friday’ in Paris After Requested
The French branch of the American e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has agreed to postpone the famous Black Friday sales for a week upon the special request of the Paris government. “We have decided to delay the Black Friday date in hopes that it will help the trades reopen before December 1,” said Frederic Duval, CEO of Amazon’s France. Amazon France’s Black Friday promotion, originally scheduled for November 27, will thus take place on December 4.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire forwarded supermarkets and online retailers. It will be based on the Black Friday shopping day, which will run from November 27 to November 29. He urged them to postpone due to the closure of shops selling non-essential goods. There is a call for a boycott of Amazon, which is allowed to continue trading.
About 30,000 people signed an online petition to boycott Amazon, according to lawmaker Mathieu Orphelin, who left last year from French President Emmanuel Macron’s party to form a more environmentally oriented party. President Emmanuel Macron has firmly stated that France’s second national quarantine, which started on October 30, will last at least four weeks. He also explained the necessity of closing shops, restaurants and bars that do not require regulation.