“We act responsibly (…) We listen to what is happening in society and therefore we want to do good“, said the general manager of Amazon France, Frédéric Duval, Friday, November 20 on franceinfo, confirming his decision to postpone the promotional operation of Black Friday, which had aroused the ire of traders hit hard by the health crisis of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
We have decided to postpone the date of Black Friday if it allows, in particular, to reopen stores and businesses earlier than December 1.Frédéric duval
Frédéric Duval however recalled that there was “promotions every day on the Amazon.fr site“, and confirmed that this postponement of Black Friday would only concern the French version of the site. Faced with criticism from some elected officials, petitions launched by federations of traders and calls for a boycott, he considers that “many people use our name as a megaphone”. “Amazon is 1% of retail trade in France“, he said, stressing”complementarity with bookstores“and”physical stores“.