PATERSON, N.J. -- For the pre-Christmas season this year, A&P's Atlantic Division here brought a new meaning to the term one-stop shopping by arranging for Santa Claus to appear in stores to hear the wishes of children. "Our position is to make shopping as easy and convenient as possible, and to make it more pleasurable," said Tony Gasparro, vice president of advertising for the regional division, which includes the Super Fresh, A&P and Waldbaum's banners. There are about 300 stores ...

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