Why Russia-Ukraine conflict may not have much impact on the U.S. caviar market
Published Mar 8, 2022
Our customers may rest assured that we don’t import any products from Russia. You may help Ukraine by donating to the International Rescue Committee.” Chuck Ladouceur, manager of seafood at Bianchini’s, an upscale market in San Carlos, CA, south of San Francisco, had a different slant: “We usually carry Russian caviar on the holiday and we have had a couple of customers asking about us not stocking it. Although I agree with the people in the Ukraine and their defense against Russian invasion; but if a customer wants Russian caviar I will get it for them.” The Caviar Company president and co-founder, Petra Bergstein Higby, said part of the reason she and her sister started this company in 2015 was to introduce consumers to the amazing variety of caviar beyond Russian caviar. “When we were getting started, we were excited about our local favorite – California white sturgeon, and did get feedback from people saying that ‘everyone knows only good caviar comes from Russia.’” What a lot ...