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Giant Food's Ira Kress On Empty Shelves & The Hero At The Register

Apr 3, 2020

Giant Food Interim President Ira Kress

Now, a conversation with Ira Kress, the interim president of Giant Food. We’ll ask about those empty shelves you may have encountered at the grocery store, and whether the situation is improving. 

Giant has 163 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and DC, with about 20,000 employees.  And those folks who work at grocery stores and pharmacies are on the front-line in the battle against Covid-19.  They are among the essential employees who are allowed to take public transportation and travel around the state despite stay-at-home orders for everyone else.  And they are important links in the supply chain for food, medicine and other essential products.  And with an increased demand for groceries, at a time when so many of us are eating only at home, Giant is hiring. 

Mr. Kress joins us on the line from Anne Arundel County.