French authorities launch probe into Nutella sales that sparked riots


The French finance ministry has launched an investigation into the legality of a sales promotion of hazlenut spread Nutella by a national retail chain which slashed prices by 70 percent, prompting fights and wild behaviour by shoppers in some stores, who witnesses said behaved 'like animals'.


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France's finance ministry is investigating whether a Nutella promotion that led to violent scenes in supermarkets broke trading laws, reports BBC News.