Tescos 0800 505 555 email@example.com
Waitrose 0800 188 881 firstname.lastname@example.org
In the UK we are urging supporters of the Palestinians to take action against Waitrose and Tesco during the 28th-30th March as part of the international call to action. Waitrose and Tesco are the most intransigent British supermarkets on the issue of Israeli settlement goods and Israeli produce. Both supermarkets have failed to engage with Palestine Solidarity Campaign when the issue of settlement goods and labeling has been raised with them.
In Oxford today supporters leafletted shoppers at the two Tesco supermarkets, and displayed placards listing produce sold in the supermarkets whose origin was either Israel or the West Bank. Shoppers often mistakenly believe that produce labelled "West Bank" comes from Palestinian farmers whereas it actually comes from illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land.
Supermarkets are beginning to feel the effects of our boycott actions. During January and February countless stalls, pickets and demonstrations were held outside supermarkets. There have been several reports in the press that Israeli goods are remaining in warehouses or on the shelves past their sell by date. The groundswell of support for Gaza has brought the boycott to the attention of thousands of supporters; we need to engage these supporters in our actions.
For more info on the Waitrose and Tesco positions and points to make to them on Israeli and Israeli settlement produce see http://www.corporatewatch.org/?lid=3207