Workers fired for apple sale to 1 buyer
Havana: Several employees of a Cuban supermarket were fired for selling 15,000 apples to a single customer. The country is plagued by food shortages. State news outlet Granma reported that the employees involved were let go after news of the sale first broke on the blog of a Cuban journalist, who witnessed it at a supermarket in Havana. A group of “young, husky people” who were “organised in a quasi- military” way appeared at the store and bought 150 cases of 100 apples, according to Iorel Sanchez, who said all the fruit was for a single customer. The buyer paid around 45 cents per apple, according to receipts published in the blog. It is not uncommon in Cuba for a trader to buy a large stock of food to resell.