**** Dominion/A&P no longer carries Chapmans ice cream

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 12:46pm
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Dominion and A&P are no longer carrying Chapmans ice cream. They have a new supplier for their in-house brands (Stoney Creek Dairy) who will manufacture Master Choice and Equality ice cream. As a result, they will no longer carry Chapmans ice cream.

To complain about this, you can comment at the web site:

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Maybe if we all complain, they will bring back some Chapmans products to A&P and Dominion.

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note: Chapmans products are still available at other grocery stores such as Canada's largest grocery store (Loblaws), etc [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 11:31pm
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I just sent them my email Eric...I hate when this happens. Same thing happened with Loeb stores and "safe" Dalton's coconut...they quit carrying it. I emailed but never heard back. I hope we have better luck with A&P.
Take care,
Katiee

Posted on: Wed, 04/12/2006 - 11:46pm
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erik, wasn't it before that A&P Equality brand ice cream was actually made by Chapman's? So, it won't be anymore (if I'm remembering correctly)?
I'll send an e-mail. That's a large line of products to discontinue I think. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:11am
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I just emailed them - frankly 1000 characters wasn't enough to express my feelings! My DD is really upset and I know it's only icecream, but she's suffering from enough teenage "angst" as it is and it's just one more thing she has to deal with.
Fortunately, there is a big Loblaws just down the road from A&P and a Valumart in the town next to us, so we are switching right away. Our local IGA also carries it, but I haven't asked them if they're making any changes.
I think I will contact Chapman's - losing the A & P and Dominion contracts will be a huge financial loss to them I'm sure.
Thanks for posting this Eric, we noticed there was no Chapman's in the store two weeks ago, but didn't think much about it. The second week, I got worried but didn't say anything, because my DD was already upset.
Just last night, she said she prefers icecream to any other dessert I may offer, so hopefully Chapmans will be able to stay in business. Maybe they've had lots of warning.
I'll post what I find out from them.
Linda

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:23am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]erik, wasn't it before that A&P Equality brand ice cream was actually made by Chapman's? So, it won't be anymore (if I'm remembering correctly)?[/b]
yes Cindy, I think Chapmans was the supplier of the Equality brand (house brand) but they have switched over to Stoney Creek Dairy now for their house brand ice cream.
Some of the new Equality and Master Choice products made by Stoney Creek do have a "peanut-free" label on them so I am able to eat them. However, they do also have a 'may contain traces of tree nuts' label, so even though they are PA safe they are not TNA safe..
Let's hope that they bring back Chapmans, however, it is possible that one of the conditions of using Stoney Creek to manufacture their house brand products was to get rid of Chapmans.
Looks like I'll be visiting Loblaws, IGA, Sobey's more often in the future!

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:30am
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I just found out about this on the w/e. I have always found that No Frills or Price Chopper had a better choice/better pricing of Chapman products. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:46am
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I sent an email to Chapmans to see what kind of impact this will have on them and I also sent an email to Stoney Creek to see if they have a list of products that are or will be peanut/nut free.
IGA also carries Chapmans products.
Happy Note: Monday of this week, my DD's highschool has started to sell Chapman's icecream - super cones, bars, lollies and yogurt pops. AND they don't have any other icecream, freezies or popsicles. They will be selling it until the end of the school year and then again until Thanksgiving.

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 12:46am
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Quote:Originally posted by McKenziesMom:
[b]I just emailed them - frankly 1000 characters wasn't enough to express my feelings! My DD is really upset and I know it's only icecream, but she's suffering from enough teenage "angst" as it is and it's just one more thing she has to deal with.[/b]
Hi Linda,
I think Chapmans will be fine. It may be a financial hit, but Loblaws, IGA, Sobey's, Valumart, etc carry Chapmans so I think their future is promising and they will be ok. Plus all of us at PA.COM will now go to one of those stores to get ice cream in the future, increasing their sales. So if your daughter is upset, just take her to the Loblaws where she will see tons of Chapmans products to make her smile.
If we all protest and fill in comments at the A&P website, maybe we'll make a difference. I really wish they hadn't discontinued these products at A&P

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 1:52am
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Chapman's is still the supplier for Loblaws no-name, so that is still a big contract - plus all the sales under their own name.
I know several sports leagues around here insist on Chapman's to serve to kids after games as well.
take care
deb

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 2:38am
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Thanks Erik. Yes, we've temporarily switched to Valumart(Loblaws)-it's actually a bit closer, just a bit smaller. It's newly renovated, plus my DD liked it because 1/2 the kids that work there go to her highschool.
We used A&P because it's near where my mother lives, so we could kill two birds with one stone and visit her at the same time.
I know Chapman's is still easily available, it's just frustrating. But it will all work out I'm sure! Maybe Stoney-Creek has plans to change their manufacturing process/facility - if Chapmans could do it, I'm sure Stoney-creek could too.

Posted on: Thu, 04/13/2006 - 3:09am
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Hmm. Just got an email back from Stoney Creek Dairies - very quick, I think. Here's the body of it....
"Thank you for taking the time inquire about Stoney Creek Dairy products. We understand your frustration and are in the process of converting our facility. As of February 1, 2006 Stoney Creek Dairy became "Peanut Free", since we had existing packaging we needed to use this up first before we changed our allergen statement. The safest rule of thumb when regarding our packaging / equality packaging is to check the allergen statements and verify that they state "Peanut Free" that way you can be assured that the product is truly Peanut Free.
With regards to the treenut allergen, we at present do have treenuts in our facility but are currently looking into going treenut free."
This confirms what Erik has indicated, that they are peanut, but not treenut free...hopefully they will "look into it" seriously".
I have to admit, I'm impressed I got a response so quickly!
Linda

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