Grocer reverses its decision on removal of Jewish symbol

4/7/2011

A Metro store in Montreal’s Westmount district has put back a Star of David over its Passover display after objections from customers.

Initially the store’s manager, following Metro head office orders, had removed the Jewish symbol after receiving a complaint from a customer that it shouldn’t be displayed in a supermarket setting.

Company executives reversed their stance after receiving calls from customers saying the Star of David is an important symbol for the Jewish community during Passover season, said Marie-Claude Bacon, director of corporate affairs for Metro.

The Westmont store, which caters to many Jewish customers, has always featured a seasonal display featuring matzo, kosher chicken soup and latkes pancake mix the last 10 years.

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