MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P last week said it was in negotiations to sell its Sav-A-Center division in New Orleans, a move that would leave the onetime widespread retailer with stores in the Northeast U.S. only. The move was widely anticipated by industry observers as part of A&P's strategy to focus on the Northeast, where it is preparing to merge with Pathmark Stores, Carteret, N.J. In April, A&P said it would sell or close all of its Farmer Jack stores in Michigan. Although A&P ...

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