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German Supermarket Strips Imported Food Off Shelves To Highlight Xenophobia
By Kylie Woon, 28 Aug 2017
It seems that the era of corporate indifference is over.
This month, large companies such as Apple, Twitter, Google, GoDaddy and Spotify have turned their backs on racist platforms.
Now, Edeka—Germany’s largest supermarket chain—is making a bold stand of its own, by stripping its shelves of all imported food and beverages, leaving their stores shockingly barren.
The move aims to demonstrate how xenophobia is detrimental to communities.
Replacing the imported food were signs that read “This shelf is pretty boring without diversity” and “Our range now knows borders,” according to The Independent.
A spokesperson for Edeka stated that the store “stands for variety and diversity. In our stores we sell numerous foods which are produced in the various regions of Germany. But only together with products from other countries it is possible to create the unique variety that our consumers value. We are pleased that our campaign caused so many positive reactions.”
Some Twitter users snapped the empty, statement-making shelves themselves, praising Edeka for the bold move. Check it out below.
Edeka supermarket in Hamburg removed all foreign food from the shelves to show how much nicer it is to share our cultures. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/yjsg45IIBM— Cara Brookins (@cmbrookins) August 24, 2017
[via The Independent, opening image via Shutterstock]
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