MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here said last week it would exit the Atlanta market, where it operates 34 stores, by the end of June. Earlier this year, A&P left the Richmond and Tidewater areas of Virginia, where it was operating 31 stores. According to Christian Haub, president and chief executive officer, "Our strategy is to achieve a No. 1 or No. 2 market-share position in every market we serve, [but] the Atlanta market is already highly concentrated and we therefore could not see ...

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