Local Grocery Chain Prepared For More Snow | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Local Grocery Chain Prepared For More Snow

Play associated audio

By Matt Bush

The second major storm in a little more than a month is expected to hit the DC region later this morning. And it isn't just snow plows that are preparing.

That sound is all too familiar during and after snowstorms. But one sound usually precedes that.

Long lines at the supermarket are common in the run-up to a storm. Giant Food spokesman Jamie Miller says they're ready for more snow.

Been awhile since we've seen a winter with this number of storms come through. Giants been a business for 70 years, and has been through a number of storms. We really pride ourselves on execution," says Miller.

Miller says the supermarket chain started ramping up deliveries to stores on Wednesday.

"We've been making additional deliveries of the staples; milk, bread, even windshield washer fluid and rock salt," he says.

One major change in the days before a storm is that Giant makes those deliveries 24 hours a day instead of just during business hours.

NPR

Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.
NPR

Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.
WAMU 88.5

Q&A: Maryland State Sen. John Astle On 'Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day'

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law Monday evening declaring every March 30 "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." WAMU spoke with Astle at his office in Annapolis.
NPR

Bringing Internet To The Far Corners Of The Earth

About 5 billion people are mostly or entirely disconnected from the Internet. So to capitalize on this opportunity, Google and Facebook have begun high-profile campaigns to connect the unconnected.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.