Media: «Magnet» to sell the Syrian fruits and vegetables

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krauledat in photobacteria in the supermarket. Archival photoMedia: «Magnet» to sell the Syrian fruits and vegetables© RIA Novosti / Alexander Krajevima the image Bank

Maikop company «Adyg-Yurak» signed an annual contract with one of the largest grocery chains «Magnet» for supply of vegetables and fruits from Syria, writes the newspaper «Kommersant».

As told the publication owner «Adic-Yurak» Aslan Panesh, until the end of summer the company plans to import into Russia of up to six thousand tons, and next year to go to import 80-90 thousand tons. He also said that he is ready to cooperate with other retailers, however, until interest nobody showed. In a press-service of «Magnet» has confirmed the fact of cooperation, but other issues did not respond.

Plans to import fruits and vegetables from Syria, appeared in March 2016, but then to adjust the supply prevented problems with the packaging and, as a consequence, the quality of the products. Now the products will be Packed in the Syrian enterprises, but with the use of Russian materials.

According to the Federal customs service, last year Russia imported 6.7 million tons of vegetables, fruit and nuts $5 billion of which the share Of Syria had only 14.5 thousand tons ($10.5 million).