DRIVER STRIKE AT GIANT CAUSES SHORTAGES OF STORE BRANDS

LANDOVER, Md. -- The truck driver strike at Giant Food here has caused stock shortages -- particularly of private-label items -- in all 174 of its stores.Some of Giant's private-label grocery items have been unavailable because the union members are drivers for Giant's distribution centers and private-label vendors, according to Barry Scher, chain spokesman.Though there have been spot depletions of

LANDOVER, Md. -- The truck driver strike at Giant Food here has caused stock shortages -- particularly of private-label items -- in all 174 of its stores.

Some of Giant's private-label grocery items have been unavailable because the union members are drivers for Giant's distribution centers and private-label vendors, according to Barry Scher, chain spokesman.

Though there have been spot depletions of national brands as well, all categories are still available, Scher said.

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