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John Lewis halts sales of Russian products

The retailer has stopped selling Russian-made vodka and pizza oven pellets

John Lewis has become the latest retailer to make steps towards cutting ties with Russia, having removed Russian-made products from its Waitrose and John Lewis stores.

In a statement, the retailer said: “The John Lewis Partnership is removing from sale products in Waitrose and John Lewis that are made in Russia. 

“This means that, from today, we will no longer sell two products – one Russian Vodka in Waitrose and one line of pizza oven pellets in John Lewis.”

It added: “We’re working with our suppliers to review products that have components of Russian origin and will be seeking to mitigate further exposure to the region.”

The retail giant joins a host of other businesses that have cut ties with the country amid the ongoing Ukraine conflict.

Last week, M&S, Asos, Boohoo and Ikea were amongst the large retail names to sever ties with the region. 

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