French booksellers hit out at Amazon

French booksellers hit out at Amazon

The French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie Française, SLF) has issued a statement attacking Amazon, claiming it is destroying more jobs than it creates.

The US online giant inaugurated its fifth French warehouse last week, near Amiens in the north, and plans to open a sixth in the Paris region next year. French president Emmanuel Macron attended last week’s opening ceremony.
 
But the SLF claimed job destruction was “the true price of Amazon’s expansion,” in a statement issued on Friday (6th October). Amazon has increased the purchase of robots faster than it has recrui...

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