MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P's “no gimmicks” stand on Thanksgiving turkey promotions gobbled away sales gains at the company's Northeast banners during its fiscal third quarter, the retailer here said last week. “We followed through on our commitment not to give the farm away during the Thanksgiving holiday season with promotions like free turkeys,” Eric Claus, chief executive officer, told analysts in a conference call. “We were very deliberate in our strategy to drive profitability, even at ...

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