There are no prerequisites for a banana shortage in Russia

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Supply Chain Management
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Published Feb 7, 2024

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Despite concerns raised by Rosselkhoznadzor about unsafe bananas from Ecuador, Igor Karavaev, chairman of the Association of Retail Trade Companies (AKORT), has assured that there will be no shortage of bananas in Russia. Karavaev stated that there are many exporters in Ecuador and Russian companies are experienced in restructuring logistics. Retailers are also exploring alternative supply directions. However, a complete reconfiguration of banana imports could necessitate new contracts and additional costs.
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You should not expect any difficulties with the supply of bananas to Russia: in Ecuador, the companies from which Rosselkhoznadzor has questions, there are many exporters, and Russian companies know how to effectively rebuild logistics. This was announced to TASS by the chairman of the presidium of the Association of Retail Trade Companies (AKORT, unites the largest Russian retailers) Igor Karavaev. “Today, there are no prerequisites for a shortage of bananas, since a significant number of exporters are represented in Ecuador. Based on the experience of previous sanctions years, we have already seen how trade and suppliers effectively restructured logistics and kept in stock products familiar to the Russian consumer. Therefore, the crisis with bananas We shouldn’t expect it in the coming months,” he said. Karavaev pointed out that among the world leaders in banana production are India, which produces almost five times more bananas than Ecuador, as well as China (almost twice as ...
Source: Kvedomosti
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