TRUCKER STRIKE BITES INTO GIANT'S INVENTORY

LANDOVER, Md. (FNS) -- Giant Food here was suffering last week from inventory gaps resulting from a trucker strike against the chain.Giant officials acknowledged the almost monthlong strike by its 320 drivers was taking its toll. Widespread product shortages were evident among the chain's 174 stores. While at the onset of the strike just private-label products dwindled, now many brand-name goods,

LANDOVER, Md. (FNS) -- Giant Food here was suffering last week from inventory gaps resulting from a trucker strike against the chain.

Giant officials acknowledged the almost monthlong strike by its 320 drivers was taking its toll. Widespread product shortages were evident among the chain's 174 stores. While at the onset of the strike just private-label products dwindled, now many brand-name goods, which are being replenished by outside suppliers, were hitting low levels, it was said.<

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