CTV Winnipeg: Rogers Sugar strike: Supply disruptions prompt Winnipeg businesses to search for other sugar sources
“It does point out the vulnerability of supply chains and how we do have limited sources of supply,” said Barry Prentice, a supply chain management professor with the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. “Therefore when a disruption occurs, we start to feel it.”
Dakota Family Foods, a local grocery store, says it is also in a pinch, but uses its retail independence as an advantage.
“We are allowed to pull from multiple wholesalers. By doing that, we have access to more sugar,” said owner and manager Scott Clement.