Russia's stone fruit sector is expected to see a rise in output just as it did in 2013, when stone fruit yeild increased by 9 percent on the year to over 5 thousand quintals, according to a study by Intesco Research "The Fresh Fruit and Berries Market: A Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast To 2016".
From September 26 – 29, journalists at FruitNews set out to evaluate the situation on the shelves in fruit sections at six large retail networks in Moscow, and then compared their findings to the product prices of the previous year.
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Opinions of the Russian fresh produce market players gathered by FruitNews.ru demonstrated that 2013 was a difficult year for many Russian fruit and vegetables suppliers. Bad weather had negative impact on crop of some vegetables and fruit in Russia and countries – suppliers. Restrictions on fresh produce shipments to Russia from several regions of origin limited the available supply possibilities. Many companies in Moscow experienced problems with fresh produce storage, when one of the biggest warehouse complexes in this city was closed. And negative changes in consumers' behavior and purchasing power became evident at the end of the year.