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January 13, 2014

Supermarket chain A&P, which emerged from bankruptcy in March 2012, has confirmed the departure of president and CEO Sam Martin.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Supermarket chain A&P, which emerged from bankruptcy in March 2012, has confirmed the departure of president and CEO Sam Martin.

“We all thank Sam for his time at A&P and wish him well in his future endeavors. The company has made tremendous headway since Greg Mays was installed as executive chairman over 14 months ago, and Mr. Mays will continue to serve as executive chairman,” the company said in a statement sent to Drug Store News.

November 8, 2013

Rite Aid’s efforts to convert the chain to the new Wellness store format have been running smoothly for a couple of years now, but it was this year that the chain reached two key milestones.

Rite Aid’s efforts to convert the chain to the new Wellness store format have been running smoothly for a couple of years now, but it was this year that the chain reached two key milestones.

In May, the company announced that it had converted a majority of its stores in the Buffalo, N.Y., area to the format, for a total of nearly 100, marking the occasion with an event featuring John Standley, the company’s chairman and CEO, and Ken Martindale, the president and COO, as well as celebrity fitness expert Denise Austin.

March 13, 2013

Grocer A&P, which emerged from bankruptcy in March 2012, announced on Tuesday that it is under contract for the sale of its real estate interests in a few non-core store locations.

MONTVALE, NJ – Grocer A&P, which emerged from bankruptcy in March 2012, announced on Tuesday that it is under contract for the sale of its real estate interests in a few non-core store locations. 

The pending deals are a combination of leasehold sales and sale-leaseback transactions that are expected to generate proceeds for the company in excess of $130 million, the retailer stated.

November 2, 2012

The Northeast is still recovering from one of the worst disasters it has ever faced. Many residents remain without electrical power, while others have lost their entire homes, businesses, workplaces and in a growing number of cases, their lives.

NEW YORK — The Northeast is still recovering from one of the worst disasters it has ever faced. Many residents remain without electrical power, while others have lost their entire homes, businesses, workplaces and in a growing number of cases, their lives.

September 12, 2012

Grocery A&P — which operates 320 stores, including The Food Emporium brand — has confirmed that it is looking to sell The Food Emporium business.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocery A&P — which operates 320 stores, including The Food Emporium brand — has confirmed that it is looking to sell The Food Emporium business.

July 13, 2012

Grocer A&P is now offering Skinny Water, a player in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, in 275 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic under the A&P retail banner of stores.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P is now offering Skinny Water, a player in the zero-calorie enhanced water category, in 275 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic under the A&P retail banner of stores.

Retail store locations under the A&P banner that will carry Skinny Water include Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum's and A&P.

June 19, 2012

Grocer A&P has inked an exclusive partnership with BrightFarms, becoming the only retailer of BrightFarms’ Brooklyn-grown produce from the world’s largest rooftop farm.

NEW YORK and MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has inked an exclusive partnership with BrightFarms, becoming the only retailer of BrightFarms’ Brooklyn-grown produce from the world’s largest rooftop farm.

May 9, 2012

Grocer A&P has announced the launch of an integrated marketing campaign that features president and CEO Sam Martin as its primary spokesman.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has announced the launch of an integrated marketing campaign that features president and CEO Sam Martin as its primary spokesman. The campaign, according to the company, highlights an enhanced customer shopping experience marked by cleaner stores, friendlier associates and better products.

August 26, 2011

Grocer A&P officially opened on Friday its new Superfresh store, featuring a full-service pharmacy and expanded international offerings, in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P officially opened on Friday its new Superfresh store, featuring a full-service pharmacy and expanded international offerings, in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.

The 51,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood store marks A&P’s first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years, and brings nearly 120 new jobs to the community.

July 19, 2011

Grocer A&P announced on Monday the launch of a new program, Live Better Baby Club, which is designed to help customers save on their baby-related purchases.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P announced on Monday the launch of a new program, Live Better Baby Club, which is designed to help customers save on their baby-related purchases.

Members of the Live Better Baby Club will receive an automatic 10% discount on baby products every time they shop at A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum's and The Food Emporium stores.

July 6, 2011

Grocer A&P has announced the launch of a new Preferred Pet Club program in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, offering exclusive discounts to pet owners across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P has announced the launch of a new Preferred Pet Club program in collaboration with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, offering exclusive discounts to pet owners across New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Connecticut.

June 15, 2011

Natural food retailer Mrs. Green's Natural Market confirmed its acquisition of seven Superfresh grocery locations in Maryland and one Superfresh location in Washington, D.C., from the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — Natural food retailer Mrs. Green's Natural Market confirmed its acquisition of seven Superfresh grocery locations in Maryland and one Superfresh location in Washington, D.C., from the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.

June 3, 2011

A&P will kick off on June 4 the first in a summer-long series of "Salute to Local Heroes" events in all Waldbaum's and Pathmark stores.

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P will kick off on June 4 the first in a summer-long series of "Salute to Local Heroes" events in all Waldbaum's and Pathmark stores.

Customers will receive 5% off one shopping order of $30 or more if they, or a member of their family, belong to a police department, fire department, school staff, hospital staff, military or military reserves, or if they are a veteran or civil servant. To receive the discount, customers must present the Salute to Local Heroes coupon from a Waldbaum's or Pathmark circular along with a Club Card.

May 26, 2011

Grocer A&P recently completed the previously announced auction of 25 Southern Superfresh locations as it continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring, the company announced on Wednesday.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P recently completed the previously announced auction of 25 Southern Superfresh locations as it continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring, the company announced on Wednesday.

The winning bids, which are subject to approval from the bankruptcy court before the sales would be completed, will be listed in motions of the company to be filed with the court on May 27. The winning bids are as follows:

May 23, 2011

Rite Aid has appointed David Kelly as group VP construction, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid has appointed David Kelly as group VP construction, the retail pharmacy chain said Monday.

Kelly, who has worked in real estate and development for more than 25 years, will start work May 31 and will have overall responsibility for all store planning and construction services, in addition to having a role in various segmentation initiatives, including Wellness, value and co-branded Save-A-Lot/Rite Aid stores. He will report directly to SVP, CFO and chief administrative officer Frank Vitrano.

March 31, 2011

Grocer A&P is launching a discount program that offers seniors savings on groceries purchased at A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum's, Food Emporium and Superfresh banner stores.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P is launching a discount program that offers seniors savings on groceries purchased at A&P, Pathmark, Waldbaum's, Food Emporium and Superfresh banner stores.

On April 4, the company is launching its "Senior Appreciation Days" program, starting with "Senior Appreciation Mondays," a new special discount program for seniors in all Pathmark banner stores.

March 18, 2011

Bainbridge & Knight's Lichi Super Fruit Diet supplement has made its way to CVS/pharmacy.

NEW YORK — Bainbridge & Knight's Lichi Super Fruit Diet supplement has made its way to CVS/pharmacy.

The company said its new distribution deal signals major growth for the product, which will be rolled out in all of CVS' 7,000-plus locations.

Currently sold at Rite Aid, GNC, Duane Reade, A&P, ShopRite, Weis Markets, Harmon, Pathmark, Kings Supermarket and Circle K, as well as on Walgreens.com, for $29.99, Lichi Super Fruit Diet comes with 90 soft gels in a bottle for a 30-day supply.

March 1, 2011

A weight-loss supplement has gained retail distribution in Weis Markets.

NEW YORK — A weight-loss supplement has gained retail distribution in Weis Markets.

Bainbridge & Knight said its Lichi superfruit diet supplement, which is derived from 100% pure lychee berries and contains 17 active natural ingredients, will be available at Weis this month. The supermarket retailer operates stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia.

February 15, 2011

Bankrupt grocer A&P has filed a motion seeking court approval to close 32 stores in six states as the company continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring. The store closures are expected to be completed in the company's fiscal first quarter, subject to court approval.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Bankrupt grocer A&P has filed a motion seeking court approval to close 32 stores in six states as the company continues to implement its financial and operational restructuring. The store closures are expected to be completed in the company's fiscal first quarter, subject to court approval.

September 7, 2010

Grocer A&P has announced an agreement with Big Y Foods to sell seven stores in...

August 12, 2010

A&P is offering budget-conscious shoppers at its Pathmark banner stores household staples at low prices....

June 24, 2010

The A&P family of supermarkets has expanded the Live Better! Wellness Club for its A&P,...

June 24, 2010

A&P has announced that its family of supermarkets is offering a special promotion for its...

June 9, 2010

In the wake of the battle between CVS Caremark and Walgreens, at least one competitor...

May 5, 2010

Grocer A&P, which operates 429 stores, posted a dip in fourth-quarter sales and a wider...