McDonald’s sales dented as Israel-Hamas war boycotts bite


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McDonald's has reported its first quarterly sales miss in nearly four years amid customer boycotts related to the Israel-Hamas war. The fast food giant said sales growth for the period in its division including the Middle East, China and India was 0.7% - far below market expectations of 5.5%, according to London Stock Exchange Group data. It comes after a row was sparked last October when McDonald's Israel announced it had donated thousands of free meals to Israel Defence Forces (IDF) troops involved in the conflict. The move sparked a furious backlash from critics of Israel's military action in Gaza...