Local deli shops see boost in sales as Stop & Shop strike continues

Hampden County

Stop & Shop workers have officially been off the job for seven days and this work stoppage is having a big impact on small food markets.

As a result of the strike, Stop & Shop’s deli is currently not in operation and the store says their meat selection has become limited. The same goes for the bakery.

With Easter quickly approaching and customers needing deli and bakery items, nearby butcher shops and bakeries have seen more foot traffic.

The owner of Strums Deli & Meats in Holyoke told 22News business has doubled since the strike and they’re running out of supplies “like there’s a snowstorm.”

“It’s not the greatest scenario, but we’ll take it as long as we can get it,” owner Matt Frazier said. “It’s a really huge boost for a small place like us, every penny counts.”

No word yet on when the strike will end. 

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