Azerbaijan: Dispute with Nestle Means No Chocolate for Azeris
Azeris looking for Nestle chocolate bars or Nescafe on their supermarket shelves may soon be in for a rude surprise. As the Swiss company has recently confirmed, it is indefinitely suspending the supply of its entire range of products in Azerbaijan, which means Azeri warehouses are now left with perhaps a two month stock of chocolate and other Nestle goodies.While Nestle officials have blamed the suspension on "some supply problems," Azeri outlets have said it is due to the company uncovering evidence of extensive corruption in dealings between its local supplier and customs officials. More here.On the bright side, since the dispute only involves Nestle products, the brilliant Azeri tradition of serving tea along with a sliced Snickers bar, truly one of the world's great culinary combos, remains untouched.
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