Retail chain fear food shortages because of bill Spring

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate in fotomonster Chairman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya at the press conference devoted to the implementation of the law on trade. 16 Jan 2018. Archival photoRetail chain fear food shortages because of bill Spring© RIA Novosti / Alexander Nitroscanate the image Bank

The prohibition to return unsold goods to suppliers could cause a shortage of food during the weekend. About this report «Izvestia» with reference to the head of the Presidium of the retail companies Association (ACORT) Sergey Belyakov.

As explained Belyakov, on Friday, the suppliers deliver products to the stores at once for the whole weekend. If the traders will no longer be possible to return the product, they will start to do more short orders. Thus, the jump in demand on Saturday or Sunday, the shelves can be emptied.

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In January of this year, 30 deputies headed by Irina Yarovaya has drafted a bill, under which agreements between retailers and suppliers have to be cleaned the item with the return of unsold goods at the end of the expiration date.

According to deputies, in the segment of bakery products, the figure was half of the total supply volume in the segment of meat — 30 percent.

Spring itself today commented on reports about a possible shortage of food and called them «a stuffing» and «a gross deception of the Russians,» which was initiated by lobbyists of retailers. The politician has offered to hold parliamentary hearings on which producers and traders will meet to discuss the issue, reported the press service of the Deputy.

Spring believes the return of products «bullying» over the manufacturers. She stressed that the manufacturer bears the costs of farming, processing, quality, packaging and other costs. At the same time, ordinary buyers can not return the product to the store if you bought too much and ate said Spring.

The politician explained that the theme of the returns occurred in the Federal agenda after the signals from the regions and the Russian Union of commodity producers. Made the initiative was supported by 75 regions of Russia, 9 of the branch unions of manufacturers, more than 600 round tables with the participants of the food market in the regions.

«It’s a trick to keep discrimination against manufacturers. By the way, foreign suppliers retailers do not have the right to return and did not return never. It turns out, retailers infringe upon the interests solely of our domestic producers, and hence of Russian citizens», — concluded the Chairman of the state Duma.

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