ARGENTINA: Carrefour, Auchan yield but Wal-Mart takes hard line as unemployed demand handouts
Groups of unemployed and impoverished persons demanded that Argentinean supermarkets donate food to them during the holiday season. Store managers were forced to make an immediate decision as to whether they would give out food. The underlying problem is linked to Argentina's 30 straight months of recession, which caused unemployment to rise, and the food budget of the average consumer to decline.
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