Coronavirus: ‘Biscoito Globo’, Rio’s Iconic Snack Food, Closes Its Manufacturing Plant

With a ban on beaches, the company founded in 1953 loses its largest source of income and stops operating indefinitely.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The line of street vendors that traditionally forms from 5 AM onwards in front of a small building on Senado Street downtown, is now a thing of the past - at least for the time being.

With the social isolation measures implemented because of the coronavirus pandemic, the 'Biscoito Globo' (Globo Biscuit) factory is experiencing the greatest crisis of its 67 years of existence and has closed its doors indefinitely.

"Our flagship snack is the sold in paper packages, resold on the streets and beaches. As no one is leaving their homes and the beach is banned . . .

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