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I guess some boycotts do have an effect(2 posts)

I guess some boycotts do have an effectLive Steam
Apr 16, 2003 4:18 PM
I guess this is on topic of First Amendment Rights.
I recall have a bit of a discussion on the General forum before I was notified of the non-cycling forums existence :O) about what the cost of putting the US in a position of going into the war without the support of France. I believe that the respondent believed that there wouldn't be much of a pinch felt by the French. The title makes some reference to other products, but it does not specify. I wonder if my returned Michelins were figured into the short fall :O)

Wine Sales Off Sharply; Other Products Affected

By Robert J. McCartney
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, April 16, 2003; Page A32

PARIS, April 15 -- An American backlash against French products and businesses has started to bite, dashing hopes here that appeals in the United States to punish France economically for opposing the war in Iraq would go unheeded.

American importers of French wine are reporting sharp drops in sales in the past two months, and other French products also have been affected. The Federation of Wine Exporters has called a meeting Thursday to discuss how to respond.

The nation's principal business federation took the unusual step of publicly acknowledging the problem, conceding today that sales, recruitment and

business contacts have been hurt. It appealed to consumers and businesses to keep political differences from affecting commerce.

The Washington Post Company
Must be a rule of business somewhere...DougSloan
Apr 16, 2003 7:44 PM
that says, "Don't piss off your customers!" Do they teach that in business school? I know they don't in acting school.

Doug