The Shelves are Bare at Metro / Food Basics Stores

If you’re headed to to the grocery store to stock up on fruits, vegetables and meat – you might be in for a shock. The produce and meat departments are pretty much bare at some local grocery stores.

Metro / Food Basics in Sault Ste. Marie have started to see the implications of a labour shortage at distribution centres for Metro in Southern Ontario. The strike, which started July 29 wasn’t felt in most of Ontario until this past weekend when customers were shocked to see some sections of the store empty.

Metro Inc. is seeking an injunction against striking employees who are picketing its warehouses and preventing deliveries to stores in Ontario, the grocer reportedly said Friday according to The Canadian Press. About 3,700 workers are on strike.

Sault Ste. Marie is home to three Metro stores and two Food Basics (also owned by Metro Inc.) All local stores are experiencing bare sections.


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    Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching and Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"

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