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STOP & SHOP SUPERMARKETS is donating $1 million to 13 food banks in the northeast, including $100,000 to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Stop & Shop donating $1M to Northeast food banks

PROVIDENCE – Stop & Shop Supermarkets on Tuesday said it is donating $1 million to 13 food bank in New England, New York and...
NEW ARRIVALS: Jack Siravo, center, owner of Belmont Market in South Kingstown, with his managers, Brian McConnell, left, and Thomas Lake. Siravo says a lot of new customers arrived at his store during the labor dispute that shuttered many Stop & Shop supermarkets for more than a week in April. The independent grocer has seen an increase in sustained new sales since the strike ended. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. independent grocers capitalize in wake of Stop & Shop strike

The disruptive strike that hit Stop & Shop, Rhode Island’s largest grocery chain, for more than a week in April is still being felt...
FRIENDLY FACE: Tom’s Market in Tiverton saw increased sales in the months after an April strike at Stop & Shop. Cashier Elizabeth Pence, right, speaks with a customer. / PBN FILE PHOTO/

Consumers win in high-stakes supermarket food fight

Labor unrest at supermarket giant Stop & Shop in April was at least a temporary boon for many of Rhode Island’s independent markets. While they...

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