MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here indicated that it could retain the Farmer Jack chain now that the potential buyer has withdrawn its interest. In a conference call with analysts discussing the company's second-quarter results, Eric Claus, the recently named president and chief executive officer of A&P, said the company might decide to invest in and retain the 67-unit chain, which is based in Detroit. "We either have to fix Michigan or get rid of Michigan, one of the two," he said. "It ...

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