TSC Supermarket in Lebanon to sell Alcohol along side all other products

17May09

Lebanese on facebook networked their way to social activism which is largely becoming a medium in Lebanon. With a population of around 4 million Lebanese residing in the country and that number multiplied abroad, Lebanese have managed to convince management in Kuwait to retract the decision of banning alcohol at that supermarket.

Update : In addition, the welcoming doors of TSC are offering  cheese & wine tasting at the door! Feel free to pass by and enjoy it yourself.

In my personal opinion the public should encourage Sultan Center’s TSC, as it was an ethical choice on their behalf to reverse their decision, and it aught to be also ethical on our part to re-welcome them on offering us such great choices.

The art of activism comes from a lineage of leaders, among the peaceful ones, M. K. Ghandi would quote:

A true soldier does not argue as he marches how success is going to be ultimately achieved. But he is confident that if he plays his humble part well, somehow or other the battle will be won. It is in this spirit that every one of us should act. It is not given to us to know the future; But it is given to everyone of us to know how to do our own part well.

n.b. Ghandi liberated India from the British empire without a single bullet.


11 Responses to “TSC Supermarket in Lebanon to sell Alcohol along side all other products”

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  4. 4 walid abou arraj

    Well,
    My experience with TSC – ashrafieh was bad,.. as twice i intended to buy bread (pain de mie) and twice i got a rotten bread.
    1st time management apologized and said we will take care of this issue, but unfortunately the 2nd time was the definite one.
    So i suggest either to sell the brand and stop operation in ashrafieh or they will face critical comments and suggestions from residents.
    Or sell lebanese products and share their profit with local organizations in lebanon
    regards

  5. 5 houssma

    t s c

    what a poor market in lebanon it was a big mistake to sell momprix

  6. 6 Leila Jisr

    booz and pork..
    i agree, if you don’t like a shop stop going there. A statement saying I don’t buy at TSC is stronger than “please don’t change our identity .. let us buy what we want…’. Things are changing though.. In hamra, shops close during praying time. that was surprising for me, as it didn’t use to be like this few years ago.
    Spinneys Jnah adoptet for a while the no booz, no pork policy, until they created a separate area for the alcohol shopping….does it mean that Lebanon is turning into an islamic state??? i don’t know…but attitudes are changing..and that can frighten people…

  7. By any chance, did they also stop selling pork products? Just curious, I mean, they do sell it here in their stores in Dubai.

    But once again, people need to vote with their feet and wallets; don’t like what they guy is offering, don’t step into his store.

  8. I seriously do not see the big deal here. Everybody is trying to make this sound like an infringement on people’s rights and an attack on the lebanese way of life.
    It totally is not.
    If you don’t like what this guys is selling/or not selling, then don’t go there. Boycott, which is what everybody seems to be wanting to do, but don’t turn this into a nationaly campaign of “oh, they are forcing their beliefs down my throat” type of thing. Nobody is forcing anything down anybody’s throats. If you have the right to buy whatever you want, then that person owning the store has the right to decide not to sell something. Just go buy it somewhere else. If you walk into a store in Hamra to buy a mini skirt and can’t find one, then you’ll go to the next store or next neighborhood or next town and buy what you need where you find it. It is simple. This is not an attack on the Lebanese way of life. Besides, who says that this “way of life” is actually Lebanese ??? Who has the right to define our way of life?

  9. Woo hoo!! Did it really ruin anyone’s binge drinking experience? It was one of the few stores in Lebanon that refused to sell alcohol. Big whoop.

  10. 10 S

    Got an SMS invitation from TSC to enjoy “cheese, wine, and exquisite liquor tasting” at 4 of their branches this Sat & Sun.
    Personally (if I had to choose) I’d rather buy my stuff from a totally Lebanese franchise like Bou Khalil, or Charcuterie Aoun, or just the neighborhood dekkaneh, but that’s another issue…

  11. 11 Samerron

    Glad to hear this news, since the Lebanese identity can’t be decided by one group or certain people, but rather by the mentality of each and every Lebanese.


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