COVID outbreak in Washington distribution center affects Alaska grocers

A COVID-19 outbreak that shut down a Washington state warehouse that helps supply Wrangell IGA and other Southeast grocery stores disrupted shipments this month, but the operation has reopened and shelves and coolers are moving back toward normal.

“We didn’t get any dry groceries for the past two weeks, we only got our dairy and our meat,” Caroline Bangs, with Wrangell IGA, said Monday. “But this week we just got our freight in and just got eight pallets of dry (goods).”

With the distribution center reopened and filling orders, Bangs expects deliveries will pick up. “We haven’t gotten any free...


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