The Amazing Reason Why This German Superstore Emptied All Its Shelves for One Day

2 Signs informed customers why the shelves were empty

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In Germany, some of the most common and best-selling products in the Edeka store are Spanish tomatoes and Greek olives which were unavailable that day. A spokesman for Edeka said that the store thrives on cultural diversity and a huge range of assorted products made in other countries are sold in various regions throughout Germany. They also believed that customers appreciated the value of the culturial diversity in products sold at the store.

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3 A huge positive public response against racism

With the Mixed German attitude towards immigration, Edeka found both shocking and exciting responses towards their campaign. In recent months, Chancellor Angela Merkel has been under fire for her liberal policies on immigration after allowing a million refugees into Germany.

When the German store emptied its shelves, Twitter and other social media platforms were soon featuring positive responses where some even asked why other establishments weren’t doing the same thing. Some even suggested immigrant working going on strike. One shocked shopper remarked that the store looked like one in communist Cuba. There are many who feel that the supermarket chain will involve others to participate in the campaign even as debate continues in Germany against immigration. Julia Klöckner, a member of Merkel’s political party, believes Edeka’s racism campaign was a “wise move.”

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