what happened to finest (first national stores)? stop and shop and tops took over.
update this sight as still dont know who will be buying the pathmark on ackerman ave in clifton
Kroger is the best thing that could happen to Pathmark. They wanted to buy Pathmark five years ago. A&p said no you have to buy everything Kroger said Forget it. Kroger only wanted Pathmark. Come on Kroger buy everything. Let's turn the company around.
i have 36 yrs in the pathmark company. i saw a lot of changes year to year. the worst thing that happen to us was for a&p to take us over. they drove the price up leaving customers to shop in other supermarkets with better price. they were not willing to listen to anyone on how to run their business to bring back sales some where down the line they forgot that we were a grocery store
First of all Pathmark DID NOT BEGGED A&P to buy them. YES A&P drove the price thru the roof! They put things onsale and do increases on the sale prices with a high save value tricking the poor customer into thinking they got a GREAT deal...WRONG WRONG!!!! its no wonder there are not many shoppers in the building! Let alone people coming in looking for jobs! In 1 store there is a head count of about 10 cashiers!! there are more registers than cashiers! I hope Kroger does buy A&P....I heard they are very competative with Walmart's prices...it will sink Walmart!
A & P made a big mistake changing their name in some areas to Superfresh. Not good. The germans and all those before them did not get out in the stores and realize by talking to the customer and the employees what was wrong. And needed fixing and what was right. I live in Va and people still remember A & P fondly. Nope it wasn't meant to be. Tenglemann group drained every nickel out of the company instrad of investing it back into the stores, and sold their prized possession...Eight 'Oclock Coffee business for a song and down she went. A & P pulled out of markets where they were competitive and had store count yet senior management pulled the plug. I have been in Parhmark stores and i will pick one out. East brunswick, NJ . What a disaster. To let Stop and Shop nearby to a closed K Mart grab some of that business is beyond me. Racetrack Road in East Brunswick used to have an overfilled parking lot with a constamt flow of customers driving up and down looking-/waiting for a parking space. During my visit, the parking lot was quarter filled. Yes, I went inside and what I encountered is why the parking lot was quarter filled. Very sad. I worked many years ago for A & P to put my way through college and was very loyal to A & P and i guess I still am. But you know what? There's untold thousands out there as loyal as I and what a shame A & P could not capitalize on that!
I work in A&P Kenilworth and sales are booming so all you A&P haters don't know what use are talking about pathmark will be nothing without us I hope someone buys A&P And just A&P then you will see pathmarks start closing down one by one bye bye pathmark
I work in Pathmark on Long Island and a&p destroyed us now there will be no path marks anymore so take your a&p and keep it that is busy or not no more store for you to go to a&p bad for everyone
KENILWORTH: didn't anyone ever tell you to be careful of what you wish for? Both a&p and pathmark wil be gone by years end.
Ok cart help, seriously there is only one banner up, superfresh! No company wants to buy anything other than superfresh and PATHMARK!! A & P ruined PATHMARK, that's common knowledge! We were number 1 in everything until A & P decided to buy us!! We will have a wonderful turn around when an ambitious company buys us! Bye bye
A&P did sink Pathmark, we were always busy before A&P jacked up all the prices
Help, they need to be bought by somebody!
A & P supermarket, they ruined our Farmer Jacks in Detroit Mi. They are stupid and don't know how to treat there employees. They left town, and left there mess here
You need to get your facts straight.FARMER JACK was a failing company and A&P should have just let them drown in their own debt. WHICH WAS VERY LARGE . Now A&P is taking the blame for your failure Famer Jack Co. Your FARMER JACK CO was very slick into tricking A&P CO into buying them.
30 yrs with pathmark its a shame a&p sank the company!
That's the other way around!!!
you must be one of those no nothing a&p employees
Pathmark has been sinking itselfs since the late 90's. If A&P didnt step in there would be no Pathmark at all today and A&P would of been in a much better state!
I agree A&P would still be around if they didn't buy Pathmark and there heavy debt. But if A&P continued there business practices they were going to sink anyway.
After 33 yrs with Pathmark, I finally left after waiting for a know nothing company like a& p to wise up and change, re: deep cut prices, and Sale items not what they are trying to put out now.. I'm glad I got out but sad to leave the Parhmark family after all them years.A&p does not like the Pathmark part of the company.
A&P I left in 1986 the writing was on the wall at that time
A&P has a chance still, and Krogers would look into buying A&P because of the market share they still hold and with krogers ability and buying power, they can turn A&P and the company around!
Kroger would be the Death of Acme
Hope so 30 year employee and the decline of the company is hard to watch its time to listen to us sometimes hands on knowledge is better than a college degree in a field that had nothing to do with the business
HIgh prices and empty parking spaces. You do the math!
in the philly region.... greys ferry, aramingo, glenolden, and Camden( unfortunately they chose to close this one).
You totally destroyed Pathmark! Why didn't you come in and ask pathmark mgrs what worked it our area for the customer instead of removing good products and driving prices up! Did you forget about the customer??!!!
After working 23 years for a&p they reminded me of the gang that couldn't shoot straight
While many observers look towards A&P like it is a comedy club, many current A&P workers are suffering from anxiety, and hopefully not too many will be afflicted with illnesses as a result.
Don't forget the wine and liquor stores, still profitable where they operate. These will probably be sold by location.
Who owns the A&P Liquor stores. I asked the clerk at the A&P In Waterford, Ct. She said her check comes from HQ in Montvale, NJ.
after 28 years w/ a&p pathmark is running the show. Rember pathmark was on the verg of bankrupt when they beged A&P to buy them now lets hope Kroger really wants to get in to the north east
Foodgles Supermarkets is making a bid to acquire A&P!
Bye bye a& p you destroyed Pathmark ...
You got that right
Pathmark destoyed itself!
Fire Sam martin. And his gang .....
Current IRI sales are showing a significant decline in market share and sales volume over the past 26 weeks in most category. They have no choice other than selling the stores by group/location
If this is true, the company is doomed. This downward spiral will inevitably lead to a break up and sell-off of the stores
No buyer will want to own the entire company but rather acquire the best stores left - most likely Shop Rite and Stop & Shop.
No sensible company would want A&P.
A&P should have accepted the bid from Pathmark years ago, it would now be a better run company
Just look at the few dozen SuperFresh and Pathmarks in the Philadelphia-Wilmington corridor; and with new and existing surging competition, how many stores can be reopened as truly credible competitive high-volume supermarkets?
Of the 36 or so, there are about 10 that are viable.
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