The double whammy of raging fires and the ongoing clerks strike disrupted supermarket business across Southern California last week. Fires stretching across the state resulted in evacuations and the temporary lifting of picket lines at some stores, while at other locations, the fires gave some consumers an excuse to cross picket lines for emergency supplies. As the strike-lockout of 70,000 United Food and Commercial Workers union members at Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons approached its fourth ...

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