Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chilled relations affecting sales of U.S. caviar to Russia

Ghost Pepper caviar on raw Louisiana oysters
Photo: Louisiana Caviar Company

USA Today reports that Russian restaurants and grocery stores suddenly cut orders to the Louisiana Caviar Co. of New Orleans months ago as tensions with Ukraine grew.
"I just saw it as anti-American sentiment," says company owner John Burke. Russian sales made up about 20% of his revenue but he has more than offset the loss with increased sales in the U.S. and Mexico.

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