COCA-COLA BANNED, PEPSI ENDORSED IN ARMENIAN JERMUK RESORT - NEWSPAPER

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Aug 31 2011
Armenia

YEREVAN. - It appears impossible to buy Coca-Cola in stores of
Armenian resort city of Jermuk. One of the readers of Armenian Hraparak
newspaper told the publication that he could not find a single bottle
of Coca-Cola in the entire city.

"The thing is, the owner of Jermuk group also produces Pepsi. He
forbids selling other beverages in this territory," reports the paper.

The publication says that when their reader tried getting Coca-Cola
in local stores, the seller advised him not to spend efforts in vain.

"Nobody has dared to go against Arsenyan's orders", confessed to
the seller.

"It is another kind of monopoly: an oligarch decides instead of
the people on his territory what they should do, eat and drink,"
writes Hraparak.