The range is estimated to contract 25-30% and even 40-50% in the premium segment.
According to the RCA, cheese will be most sensible to the sanctions on the list of banned food imports, as Europe is a traditional cheese producer and cheeses will be difficult to replace.
“The product range will somewhat contract but we’ll still have from what to choose as many Russian producers will replace the imports,” Karpov said confirming European cheeses will soon vanish from Russian shops.
However, fish follows cheese on the import reliance ranking. The RCA estimates fish range to decline 15-20%
The customer could feel inconveniences if used to certain foreign brands, the expert said but pledged to “fill the shelves” and prevent food shortage.