Russia Supermart On River Valley Rd Rebrands As Baltic Supermart, Indignant Netizens Protest
While the supermart used to stock mostly Russian food products, it now also offers more items from other countries in Eastern Europe.
When Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, some businesses associated with the former suffered collateral damage and were at the receiving end of plenty of negativity. One example is Russian dumpling restaurant Dumplings.ru at Maxwell Road, which reportedly received hate comments following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Russia Supermart in River Valley faced its own set of issues: according to a report in March by BBC news, owner Jia Ruiying had difficulties getting goods from Eastern European suppliers once the war started.
The supermarket then changed its name to Baltic Supermart in April. What gives? 8days.sg finds out.
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