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Amazon bows to French pressure, will postpone 'Black Friday' sales

Business Today | 20/11/2020 07:26 PM | Click to read full article

Amazon has bowed to government pressure to postpone its "Black Friday" discount shopping sales in France to help local shopkeepers struggling with a nationwide lockdown.

The U.S. retail giant has seen sales soar globally as restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus sent consumers online, making it difficult for some brick-and-mortar shops to compete. To level the playing field, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire this week called on supermarkets and online retailers to postpone Black Friday.