Kiosko de PEPSI COLA / GATORADE en la Feria de La Habana (AP: “Kellogg’s. Gatorade. Hormel. Hunt. Many of America’s best-known brands”)
(AP)-Kellogg’s. Gatorade. Hormel. Hunt. Many of America’s best-known brands were on display at a Havana exposition center this past week as representatives hawked some of the few U.S. products that can legally be exported to Cuba, thanks to an exception to the U.S. embargo allowing cash-up-front sales of food, agricultural goods and medicine.
But cold numbers belie the enthusiasm on the convention center floor. Cuban purchases of U.S. goods have plunged as the island increasingly turns to countries like China, Brazil, Vietnam and Venezuela, which offer cheaper deals, long-term credits and less hassle over payment and shipping. (MORE…)