GIANT GOES 'OUTSIDE' IN TEAMSTER STRIKE

LANDOVER, Md. (FNS) -- The Teamsters strike against Giant Food here entered its third week, producing spot inventory shortages, but the chain's strategy of using outside suppliers to supply its 174 stores largely appears to be working.As of late last week, the labor action involving Teamsters Local 639 and Giant remained unresolved. The two have been wrangling over the contract of 320 union drivers

LANDOVER, Md. (FNS) -- The Teamsters strike against Giant Food here entered its third week, producing spot inventory shortages, but the chain's strategy of using outside suppliers to supply its 174 stores largely appears to be working.

As of late last week, the labor action involving Teamsters Local 639 and Giant remained unresolved. The two have been wrangling over the contract of 320 union drivers who ferry goods to stores from Giant's two distribution centers, and from private-labe

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