Amazing. In a period of a couple of years, I talked to people in several southern states and all, yes all, spoke fondly of. A & P...nostalgically. Almost to the point they wished they were back. They all remembered some A & P brand names i.e. jane Parker and Ann Page and most were surprised to learn a foreign company owns the Eight 'O Clock Coffee brand! A few even recalled the "Our Own Tea" brand which I had forgotten. So all this tells me that A & P has been terrible mismanaged to say the least and the worst thing to happen to the A & P folks was to be acquired by IMHO Tenglemann who never invested in the stores, never folowed thru on initiatives, never took the time to study and understand the American market like for example Aldi has and has successfully. All they did again this is my opinion watching on the sidelines is destroy an Ameican icon, sell off for a song their well-know coffee business, eliminate their house brand names which consumes recognized and took lve successful chains and destroyed them as well. These are my lbservations and make for an excellent case study for a university marketing class. Yes, A & P has almost all unionized employees but so does Kroger. And, Kroger has made many acquisitions as has A & P ... The difference? Look inward and look upwards. JMO.
A&P. Is the most recognized name in the grocery business! Just go on E-bay! Time to start capitalizing on this! Market Your logo on all sorts of merchandise! You think the Hess truck is big?
Just close the doors and let's get it over with!
Just give it time. A&P just has to survive till the end of 2015, something is coming, What it is, is a mystery!!!
SHOCKER: The Super Fresh market, which closed several years ago in Plainsboro, New Jersey, will reopen soon as "A&P Fresh".
Where did you get this info? Would love to have more details..
if they would put half the energy into running the stores correctly as they do in the store tours we would be a lot better off! Just take a look at who is running us Re you kidding me!All the micro managing -we're so much better for it,they have all the answers
This company is dead. They have no money to do anything and the are heavy with disgruntled employees who make top dollar and feel as if they are entitled. They are ignorant of the fact that the company is in deep financial straits and somehow think a buyer is coming to bail them all out and save them not realizing the buyers will finagle to dump them all and their high salaries and if they are hired back it will be for way less and less benefits. The company can't survive with its current labor rate. I don't see them lasting very long in their current condition!........Adios!!
Our labor rate? Hope you meant top brass rate.
13 Years there and I don't make top dollar on 16hrs a week! Where do you get your info????
You're not full-time!
Not sure how much longer we will last I work at the pathmark in glenolden and we dont evey have soap for the consumer bathrooms thats how bad it is here they should just lock the doors and put us all out of our misery.
We have no heat in our store at all this Winter!!!!!
It will become the powerhouse in the Northeast, purchasing Acme from Cerberus, then Safeway. They will put the Pacific back into the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.! Then it's back to Canada, the then world!
Wait what.... oh never mind.
It could happen if they knew what to do with the chains they own....but they don't so don't even go there!
It will cease by Early 2016/Late 2015. What I think will happen is that the first %5 stores to go will be Super Fresh. 48% Of stores will be sold to Wakefern, etc. 47% of stores will be closed.
Convert all units to Food Basics and then be acquired by Lidl
They can't do that because when they sold the canadian division to Metro they sold away the Food Basics name sake. So the stores they have, thats it!
Maybe bought by Krogers
Most likely file for chapter 11 and then go into liquidation
when the last of the money get spent.A fire sale will happen. sooner then latter
Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall at Sam Martin's home? Wonder what he knows about A&P's presumed fate?
I'm hoping somebody with Supermarket knowledge and Deep Pockets comes to the rescue and buys the whole company. Having "Knuckleheads" running things has gotten us deeper into a hole that we can't seem to or want to get out of.
Will keep cutting labor,not have enough of the supposed sale items on hand and finally get rid of stores little by little. No clue how to run supermarket.
The issue was obviously not Mr Martin, but those above him
Wakefern (ShopRite, The Fresh Grocer and PriceRite) and Ahold (unionized divisions only, i.e., Stop & Shop and Giant/Landover) will acquire the "better locations", while the remaining will go to independent food retailers and other commercial tenants like drug stores, home furninishing centers, medical centers, and other assorted venues.
file Chapter 11 again
will be sold out piece bt piece
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