Opinions of the Russian fresh produce market players gathered by FruitNews.ru demonstrated that 2013 was a difficult year for many Russian fruit
suppliers. Bad weather had negative impact on crop of some vegetables
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.