Russian Authorities Declared the Absence of Problems with Food Supplies
OREANDA-NEWS. According to the head of the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, there are no problems with the availability of products in Russia, retail chains maintain stocks.
As Denis Manturov said, the Russians received a lesson in the spring and formed stocks in stores almost immediately after the delivery. According to him, since then, all chains - both federal and regional - have been maintaining stocks in the main food basket for at least four weeks.
The Minister noted that therefore today there are no problems and the lack of any goods in stores.
As for the prices of basic goods in stores, a group of Communist Party deputies led by their leader Gennady Zyuganov submitted to the State Duma a bill establishing state regulation of pricing for food "essential goods."
The bill provides for the establishment by the government of the Russian Federation of the maximum size of trade markups for certain types of agricultural products and food, including essential goods, for organizations engaged in trade. The bill is about state regulation of prices for basic food products, such as bread, bakery products, milk, dairy products, some meat products, as well as baby food.