French retailers targeted by activists


Just as the Indian retail sector is opening up for the wine industry with the availability of wine in supermarkets like Hypercity and Food Bazaar, the French are facing new challenges. Decanter magazine is reporting that French wine activists torched supermarkets in the early hours of April 20th in the Herault region. This appears to be the work of CRAV (comite regional d’action viticole), a group of wine sector protestors who want greater protection for the French wine industry including restrictive tariffs on imports, subsides and other measures to protect France’s share of the global wine market.
Ironically, Indian wine importers and consumers alike are pushing the central government to reduce tariffs here.

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