February 3, 2020 / 10:47 AM / 22 days ago

Russia's Magnit suspends fruit and veg imports from China over virus fears - RIA

MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Russia's second-largest food retailer Magnit said on Monday it is suspending fruit and vegetable imports from China due to the spread of the coronavirus and logistical complications, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.

Since the start of the year, Magnit said it has started importing certain products from Israel, Morocco and Turkey instead of China and increased purchases from Russian suppliers, to replace Chinese imports.

Magnit does not expect the supply chain changes to have any noticeable impact on consumer prices, RIA reported. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Alexander Marrow, editing by Louise Heavens)

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