April 30, 2006

Striking Developments

At the beginning of April, the drivers who deliver alcohol to a PLCB warehouse near the Philadelphia International Airport and then to local stores went on strike. You may not have noticed this because it didn’t get much press and because the PLCB had its stores stock up to six-week supply levels in anticipation of the strike. Notwithstanding these efforts, the specialty store on Chestnut was running out of certain types of wine only two weeks into the strike.

The good news, I understand, is that the strike ended last week. The bad news, however, is that it may be déjà vu all over again. Word on the street was that the folks who load the trucks may strike this week. If this is true, hopefully everything will be resolved with little or no interruption in distribution. Keep an eye on your local PLCB store's shelves.

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