‘Chaos broke out in French supermarkets today with reports of ‘riots’ caused by a 70 per cent discount on pots of Nutella.
There was hysteria in shops around the country as bargain hunters tried to get their hands on knockdown pots of the chocolate hazelnut spread.
Some media reports in France said shoppers were behaving like ‘animals’ in scenes reminiscent of the Black Friday sales in America as they scrambled to secure the heavily discounted breakfast favourite at Intermarche supermarkets.
Le Progres newspaper was told by one customer in Rive-de-Gier, central France: ‘They are like animals. A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady took a box on her head, another had a bloody hand. It was horrible.’
However, the store manager insisted there was no violence and dismissed such reports as inaccurate.