MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here said last week earnings per share will fall well below analysts' expectations for the first quarter ended June 17 because of a general slowdown in consumer spending and lower sales results in two groups of acquired stores. will be approximately 15 cents, compared with a loss of 51 cents for last year's first quarter. Christian Haub, president and chief executive officer, said greater interest expense contributed to the drop in earnings, along with sales that ...

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