07 Jan '12, 5am

Carrefour joins shark fin boycott in Singapore

Carrefour joins shark fin boycott in Singapore

SINGAPORE: French retail giant Carrefour will halt sales of shark fin products in its Singapore outlets after current stocks run out as a supermarket boycott of the delicacy gains steam, media reported Saturday. A Carrefour spokesman told the Straits Times it will not replenish its stocks of the environmentally controversial products after they sell out. The company is the world's second-largest retailer and operates two supermarkets in Singapore's city centre. It told the paper the decision was made on its own initiative as a socially responsible retailer, but it could not be reached for comment on whether the ban would extend to its other outlets worldwide. Shark fin remains a sought after delicacy in Singapore, where it is largely served at Chinese festive celebrations and wedding receptions. According to the conservation group WWF, the city-state is the world's second ...

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