TSC supermarket & DEKKANE gets boycotted for conservative values

13May09

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!!!

BOYCOTTEZ-LES !!!

Faites circuler ce message, sans modération !!!
SE TAIRE C’EST ACCEPTER !

TSC-BoycottA 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.



13 Responses to “TSC supermarket & DEKKANE gets boycotted for conservative values”

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  3. 3 a.m.

    shou hal habal! it is very well established that flu is not transmitted through foods. i am with boycotting TSC! pple working there on the shelves (at least in the zouk branch) are NOT lebanese. they are bringing foreign pple and employing them in the supermarket. so the argument about employing lebanese is relative. so whats the next step, closing on maw3ad el azan?

  4. 4 dez

    i think star works at tsc and is trying hard to win some credits or even to get a raise!!!
    boycot tsc as soon as u can !!!

  5. shocked by the statement
    *Am Lebanese more than you*

    We are all lebanese, no matter which religion or what are our political believes!!! That s our common denominator, and you re just sweeping it away.

    That is racism, that’s extremism.
    At least even the Hezbollah claims to protect lebanon, like what bashir was claiming with his slogan 10 452 km2 and a little bit more or Aoun with the liberation war. You killed as well a second time Gebran Tuéni and his oak or the 14 march 2005 when we were all together, being a nation for once.

    Hopefully, these kinds of words will disappear soon or later. You are just starting a new civil war with such hatress.
    We are all lebanese and you are not since you think you re better then the others. You reminds me the nazi, thinking their are a better human race then you or whatever. I just stop reading your comment, being disgusted.

    I am wondering, next time you ll stage second citizens social classes.

  6. 6 Star

    it seems you guys who are not capable of discussions, mentioninig Aoun or others means no more than even politics in lebanon is serving things against your religous belief (From his partnership with Hizb Allah,no offence

    Am Lebanese more than you, my concern is that these type of actions is so silly, do we have problem with Kuwait? or Kuwaities? i think if Monoprix was working good, it wouldnot have been sold, am against selling it to XXXX but this is reality, to prove this if you were Monoprix shoppers you could have noticed that Monoprix’s last days was empty, even pepsi and cocacola wasnot there

    I feel more sorry than you guys, for not having monoprix any more, but think logical, monoprix was not benifiting from its stores in lebanon, guy this is franshise who is own by Admic, Do you think monoprix has given it to admic for free? or do you think monoprix products was also given for free?

    Look outside the box guys, it is the same case here when TSc bought the stores, don’t you think that they have helped our economy by recruiting more people, don’t you think opening new stores as was mentioned in press by their managmenet would not help unemployed people to have jobs, or you want them all to go work in guld or europe?

    People living outside always ask for companies to come invest in lebanon to for one day to have strong country who all can come back to work in lebanon, I am sure that every house in lebanon has someone working outside lebanon, do you think boycotting TSC would bring your relatives back? answer me guys, who will be affected if tsc closes its stores in lebanon?the case is that thousands of employees would be sitting on streets or leaving country if they didnot find jobs, do we need more troubles in finding jobs, if you guys are asking for freedom, logic says to accept what they offer us becuase at the end of the day they are supporting our families who work for them, on the other hand, if you visit tsc website you would know that tsc exist in so many countries other than kuwait, so as a summary we would be affected majorly not tsc

    Hope i made my points clear, on the other hand if we continue thinking like this, believe me guys we would not be in lovely lebanon to shop neither at monoprix nor tsc nor in sou2 il khodra

    if you are talking about culture, we lebanese are unique in our service and welcoming in our culture, do you think boycotting tsc or any other is in our traditions,at the end gulf people are comming tourism to lebanon, we only want to benifit from money spend in lebanon, don’t you think this will affect satisfactionan tourism, also another point if this is ur argument guy about alchohol and pork, Coops were sold to Giant stores a SAUDI company and no alchohol, why people are still shopping there?

    Common guys think logical be open to foreign investments, do you think i and many others wouldn’t be happy if someone of you who is arguing this point have bought monoprix instead, let us blame ourselves for not investing in our country although we have giants who work and invest outside and not in lebanon

    By the ways to end, your points is not valid cos seprating alchohol doesnot mean removing them, if removed then am with you to argue

    Take care and hope oneday we will have a country, but i doubt if we continue in such thoughts

  7. 7 gare05

    I seriously cannot believe what i reading. Just for the record, what im gonna say has nothing to do with my religious or political or any other opinion about the general issue, but its a reaction to something written by someone who obviously is just confused and angry for no apparent reason.

    Star, you need to grow up and get some perspective and stick to the point. If you dont agree with boycotting TSC nobody is forcing you, but that doesn’t mean you need to ‘bahdil’ the whole Lebanese population (and i’m assuming you are Lebanese so that would make you one of us)
    What the hell does politics or Aoun or anyone else have to do with a discussion that is about a SUPERMARKET?! (so again, you come under the category of
    “lebanese who have nothing to do in life but nag” because you couldnt help but bring up politics.
    Bottom line: you need to get your facts straight
    1. TSC is not small
    2. souk el 2a7ad is not for grocery shopping
    3. the owner of TSC, that you seem so eager to defend, is Islamic and as against alcohol as the “islamic revolution and Iran” that you curse at 3 lines after you wrote the rest of your crap, so make up your mind and get your ideas straight. Its called not being a ‘hipocrite’

  8. 8 Prince

    STAR……get a life,,,or actually don’t…life would be better without you..Brininging politics into this issue is sooooooooooo Lebanese ya ahbal..i shall call you ASTOUL…not even MASTOUL

  9. 9 galaxy

    first allow me to comment on STAR- the subject is only about BOYCOTT TSC supermarket ! WHAT DOES AOUN HAVE TO DO WITH TSC??!!! AND WHAT DOES POLITICS HAVE TO DO WITH TSC? i guess ur the one who has major issues in ur life and i totally advise u to go learn abit on discussions and debats before u throw urself like this again!
    i personally think ur majorly jealous of this country called lebanon and u have no clue what goes on here- so pls seal it if u can share it maturely.

    And for ur info which it seems hasnt be feed for quite a long time- cus its been clugged by nonsceanse- STAR….Sou2 Il 2ahad IS NOT A LOCAL SUPERMARKET OR MARKET WHERE LEBANESE PPL GO TOO! for me to open up ur dimensions….Sou2 Il 2ahad is a vintage market where if ur more of an artist/ creative/ imaginative / COLLECTIVE person (which ur not) THATS WHERE U WOULD GO TO!!! plus if u’ve never been to the such a market like that- i believe u need to taste the gutter darlin.

    peace little star and act up ur comments n open up ur mind (for thats the hardest thang for u to do- but believe me- its a great treatment for u – jealous star)

    me!

  10. 10 moon

    first allow me to comment on STAR- the subject is only about BOYCOTT TSC supermarket ! WHAT DOES AOUN HAVE TO DO WITH TSC??!!! AND WHAT DOES POLITICS HAVE TO DO WITH TSC? i guess ur the one who has major issues in ur life and i totally advise u to go learn abit on discussions and debats before u throw urself like this again!
    i personally think ur majorly jealous of this country called lebanon and u have no clue what goes on here- so pls seal it if u can share it maturely.

    And for ur info which it seems hasnt be feed for quite a long time- cus its been clugged by nonsceanse- STAR….Sou2 Il 2ahad IS NOT A LOCAL SUPERMARKET OR MARKET WHERE LEBANESE PPL GO TOO! for me to open up ur dimensions….Sou2 Il 2ahad is a vintage market where if ur more of an artist/ creative/ imaginative / COLLECTIVE person (which ur not) THATS WHERE U WOULD GO TO!!! plus if u’ve never been to the such a market like that- i believe u need to taste the gutter darlin.

    peace little star and act up ur comments n open up ur mind (for thats the hardest thang for u to do- but believe me- its a great treatment for u – jealous star)

    me!

  11. 11 Lovely

    I agree with Star, achohol is everywhere in lebanon, even if TSC removes alchohol, can they remove from lebanon…, am a heavy drinker and i dont buy alcohol from tsc

    people who realy consider this is funny, as if TSC is our new president, For me TSC is best shopping place in the country now, you can’t imagin how many new products that we haven’t heard off are there, mmmm specially chocolates and snacks… ohhh yammmmyyyyy

    Go TSC and don’t consider

    Wish you the best

  12. 12 Star

    soooo silly people, i wonder what do you do in life guys other than talking and nagging, i dont understand where is the problem in moving alchohol from place to a separate shop, yet you can still buy what ever you want when visiting TSC, do you think tsc customers will listen to stupid thoughts and ideas…

    I wonder why Monoprix was broken and sold to TSC, becuase lebanese lebanese are only meant to talk, keep up guys to destroy everything and end with no new special shops in lebanon, I know you don’t care becuase Sou2 Il 2ahad bizyedi 3laykon

    I am sure that no one has thought of the contradictory in the country, people like you attacking small TSC , while General Aoun (I mean Christian follwing him) is partner of the biggest and most dangerous islamic revolution in the region, Go live in Iran stupid people , there you will find Alchohol as much as you want

  13. 13 RalFwR

    Hey,

    Dekkane doesnt sell Jambon due to the swine flu, and they dont sell alcohol, simply cause Dekkane wasnt built for this purpose. Its main purpose is selling food, chocolate and things like that.

    Thanks…


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