Russia fell with the invasion of Ukraine in the West. Cruise ships avoid Saint Petersburg. Big companies like Apple or Nike don’t want to sell more products to Russia. Many Swiss retailers have now also decided to remove products such as Russian vodka from their range.
“Due to the current situation, Coop has decided to stop providing food from this home country for the time being,” Coop says. A handful of products are affected, including two types of vodka and frozen fish. However, existing stocks will continue to be sold “to avoid food waste”.
Globus removes 15 products from its range
Aldi no longer sells Russian vodka. “We do not have suppliers or partners in Russia. Also, Russian vodka, which does not come from a Russian supplier, is not in our offer until further notice. Liddell also says that it has no direct supply relationships with Russia.
In the Globus luxury store, 15 Russian products have been removed from the range, such as Daily Gazette mentioned. The chain generates 80 percent of sales of Russian products with vodka. Like Coop, Globus will still sell existing inventory and not reorder any new merchandise.
Migros adheres to the instructions of the federal government
Although many vodka brands line Denner’s shelf, the projector does not sell any drinks of Russian origin – no coffee, vodka, or anything else. “Therefore, actions in this regard are unnecessary,” says the opponent.
Migros emphasizes that when purchased from abroad, it adheres to official Swiss specifications. “So far, the Federal Council has not imposed a boycott on Russian goods. We’re following that procedure, but we’re monitoring developments very carefully, Migros says.
The retailer wants to leave the decision to the customer: “If you personally want to avoid food from the Russian Federation, you can, of course, do this thanks to the declaration of origin printed on the package.” (smt)
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