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Warehouse fire causes shortage at Hannaford

May 5, 2017

A fire at a Hannaford warehouse in South Portland left a number of the supermarket chain’s Maine locations—including the store in Brunswick—short on refrigerated products this past weekend.

The Portland Press Herald reported on April 27 that the fire started in a truck’s refrigerator pump and then spread to the warehouse. The local fire department said the cause of the blaze was not suspicious.

However, the fire led to a scarcity of refrigerated products—especially produce—at Hannaford locations across Maine, the Bangor Daily News reported on Sunday. The supermarket chain has been shipping food from its warehouses in Schodack, New York, and Winthrop, Maine, to local franchises in order to make up for the shortages.

The Brunswick Hannaford is located about five minutes walking from Bowdoin’s campus.


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