DETROIT -- A&P “could be closer to reaching a deal than anyone is letting on” in seeking a buyer for its 66-unit Farmer Jack chain, said Roger Robinson, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 876, in a statement yesterday. The union had secured a promise from A&P two years ago to keep at least 60 of the stores open until this month. Robinson added that A&P “has not been forthcoming” with the union about its plans, and that “there are too many variables involved” to ...

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