TSC supermarket & DEKKANE gets boycotted for conservative values
I received this message from several sources, and seems to be a niched hyped up affair. Read it if you haven’t been on the forwarding list.
TSC Plus (ex Monoprix) supermarket vend l’alcool dans une section fermée et bien isolée.
Votre ‘honteuse’ bouteille d’alcool, vous devez la payer à une caisse à part!
DEKKANE qui vient d’ouvrir à Achrafieh (a cote de la Byblos Bank) , ne vend ni alcool ni jambon!
– Où allons- nous ?
– Où est le libre choix ?
– Quelle sera la prochaine étape ?
Ces établissements tentent de changer, en douce, notre style de vie, notre identité Libanaise!!!
Faites circuler ce message, sans modération !!!
SE TAIRE C’EST ACCEPTER !
A though plea not to ignore lightly, this statement claims to touch our identity and freedom of choice, in which I admit is a distinct culture from it’s surroundings. TSC is a Kuwaiti owned store, and TSC does not sell alcohol in their other stores in the region.
There is an increasingly active member group on facebook dedicated to boycotting TSC for not realizing Lebanon’s local culture and acceptances before investing in that market. If you share their predicament, I suggest you voice out your opinion by joining them.
I can understand preserving conservative values, though this refusal of selling alcohol, or even pork is taken way out of proportion. The supermarket is located in Ashrafieh which begs the question, is it really a confrontational statement?
His clientele will be the final judge and might take advantage in boycotting it, and frankly, I wouldn’t blame them.
Update (17 mai, 2009) : The administrative branch of TSC has reversed their etiquette on not selling alcohol.
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Tags: alcohol, Boycott, DEKKANE, Sultan Center, supermarket, TSC, TSC Plus