Giant Employees Announce Press Conference in Response to Potential Sale of Fredericksburg Stores

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jonathan Williams, UFCW Local 400 –

Union of grocery employees to be joined by elected officials and local leaders to call on company to preserve good jobs and quality shopping


Last week, following shareholder approval of the merger of Ahold and Delhaize, the parent companies of local grocery chains Giant Food, Food Lion, and Martin’s, employees at several area stores were informed that their stores may be sold as a result of the merger.

With the future of so many jobs at stake, workers at Giant Food stores in Fredericksburg are hosting a press conference to tell Ahold/Delhaize and any potential buyers that they will do whatever it takes to preserve their collective bargaining agreement – regardless of who owns the stores or what brand they are operated under.


1:00pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Giant, 1245 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Giant Food employees

Grocery store customers

Local elected officials, including Mary Katherine Greenlaw, Mayor, City of Fredericksburg

Community leaders, including Vernon Green Jr., VP of the Stafford Branch of the NAACP

Mark Federici, President, UFCW Local 400

and others