Warning: French Culture in Danger

by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
Mish Talk

France, already in the midst of a 4-week transportation strike has a new activist complaint against Sunday shopping.

Sacred Sundays

Besieged by online rivals, retailers are staying open Sunday afternoons with automated cashiers. Critics see an invasion of American-style consumerism.

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French labor rules prohibit most shops from employing workers past 1 p.m. on Sundays. But as e-commerce and online giants like Amazon usher in an era of round-the-clock spending, retailers are amping up the use of automated cashiers to help them compete.

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