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French hypermarket forced to stop Sunday trial

Supermarket group Casino has abandoned plans to open one of its Géant hypermarkets with only automatic self-scan tills on a second Sunday afternoon after hundreds of unionists threatened to protest.

Trials in 123 stores, including 15 hypermarkets, nonetheless went ahead the same day.

A first trial at the store at Vals-près-le-Puy (Haute-Loire) in December attracted 200 protesters, said the CGT union, which had planned a second and larger protest.

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