Two supermarket operators in the Northeast last week changed the dates that their weekly ad circular breaks, moves that observers said could save labor costs while better positioning their stores for busy weekend shopping days. A&P, Montvale, N.J., switched the weekly start date from Saturday to Friday at its A&P, Food Emporium, Waldbaum's SuperFresh and Food Basics banners in the Northeast, as well as at its Farmer Jack stores in Michigan, beginning last Friday. Stop & Shop and ...

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