“There was fighting. We sold what we sell in three months," an employee told Le Progres. adding he had never seen anything like it in 16 years of working in the store.
Similar scenes were filmed on a mobile phone in Rive-de-Gier, where one customer said people “behaved like animals.”
“A woman had her hair pulled, an elderly lady was thrown a box on her head, another woman had blood on her hand. It was horrible,” the customer told Le Progres.
The store manager in Rive-de-Gier denied there were incidents.
"There were lots of people, lots of noise, but the reports of violence were surprising to me. They're not true," he told The Local, adding that the sale was "a success."
A spokesman for Intermarché told Le Parisien the company had no comment.