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Stephanie Nall is Cool Cargoes editor for The Journal of Commerce.

food store in Russia
Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries has created new shipping opportunities; fruits and vegetables traditionally supplied by European producers are being replaced by suppliers from other countries.

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