The residents of the French city Sevran, in the metropolitan area of Paris, managed to boycott the Brazilian supermarket Atacadão of the Carrefour chain.
This is because the parent company gave up opening a branded unit in the location after the mobilization of residents, which included even the mayor Stéphane Blanchet.
In embracing the cause, Blanchet said that the arrival of the shopping center would threaten “employment”, “local trade,” and “road traffic . . .