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Amazon France to delay ‘Black Friday’ sales event

Amazon France to delay ‘Black Friday’ sales event

Amazon’s “Black Friday” discount event will be postponed in France, said the online giant. The sales scheduled to start on Dec. 4 amid a nationwide lockdown slated to last until Dec. 1.

Amazon France CEO Frederic Duval has announced the changes in 2020’s Black Friday in the country. In his interview to the TF1 television, he said Amazon will join other retailers in delaying the event.

“Today we have decided to delay the date of Black Friday if this can help shopkeepers reopen before Dec. 1. This year the Black Friday will take place on Dec. 4,” he said.

In fact, the idea of postponing “Black Friday” discount shopping sales at the end of November by a week got wide support from the French supermarkets and online retailers.

France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire called on supermarkets and online retailers on Wednesday to postpone Black Friday, which runs from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, as shops selling non-essential goods would have to remain closed during a lockdown.

Le Maire is due to meet retailers on Friday at 1400 GMT to finalise a possible agreement on a Black Friday delay.