Supermarket giant Lidl removes cross from its packaging ‘not to hurt sensibility of other religions’

Supermarket giant Lidl has removed a cross from an image on its packaging representing the landscape of an orthodox church in the Greek island of Santorini. The image was selected to represent typical Greek products sold at its supermarkets, reports RTL.

“We are avoiding the use of religious symbols because we do not wish to exclude any religious beliefs,” replied a spokesperson of the German supermarket giant when asked by an RTL journalist about the reason of the decision. “We are a company that respects diversity and this explains the new design of this packaging,” he added.

(Photo credit: RTL)