Slovenia supermarket Mercator takes Israeli items off its racks


Weight from BDS activists prompts Slovenia’s biggest supermarket chain Mercator to let go all Israeli produce, including pomelos, dates and avocados, from its stores. The Slovenian government holds shares in the chain. The Slovenian ambassador to Israel was for the current week summoned for a meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, where senior service authorities clarified the earnestness with which Israel sees the issue. Israel’s Ambassador to Slovenia, Shmuel Meirom, is required to touch base in the nation soon keeping in mind the end goal to raise the issue with Slovenia’s Foreign Ministry, and additionally with Mercator’s administration.

In 2014, the chain endeavored to blacklist Israeli “JAFFA”- marked grapefruits, again taking after weight from BDS activists. Taking after escalated endeavors by the Israeli Foreign Ministry and Israel supporters in Slovenia, the chain reestablished it’s promoting of Israeli-marked items, an activity that now appears to have fizzled.

Last November, the KaDeWe retail chain in Berlin – the second greatest in Europe – turned around its choice to blacklist items from the settlements and the Golan Heights, saying that items named thusly would come back to the racks. In August, Luxembourg’s greatest general store chain, Cactus, chose to quit offering Israeli products of the soil until they could have affirmation that the produce did not originate from the West Bank.  The chain’s administration had succumbed to weight from activists with a pro Palestinian association that had held boisterous shows in their stores.