They once were giants: Penn Fruit Co., National Tea, Grand Union and A&P. While the first three have disappeared, A&P has had to struggle to regain its former glory. According to observers, A&P nearly destroyed itself in the early 1970s when it launched an industrywide price war by converting stores to a new price-driven format called WEO -- Where Economy Originates. The undertaking proved to be a disaster and was a major impetus for A&P's founding family, the Huntington ...

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