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The Food Basics in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Food Basics is a no-frills supermarket chain originally created by A&P Canada. North Bergen is a township in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. ... A&P Canada is a Canadian supermarket company owned by Metro Inc. ...


Food Basics carries all the major national brands as well as three of its own private label brands. Master Choice is the company's line of gourmet products, Equality (for average everyday products), and Basics For Less; their line of large economy-sized products. The A&P storewide brands of America's Choice and Health Pride are also present.


In 2001, A&P brought the Food Basics concept to the United States, changing a Passaic, New Jersey store from an A&P to a Food Basics. A&P was pleased with the results, and announced later that year that one of their flagship stores, the Paterson, New Jersey store, would close that November and begin the process of switching over to a Food Basics. For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ... Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. ... The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ...


Shortly after that, A&P decided to concentrate most of its business in its larger stores, and began to convert most of its smaller stores to Food Basics stores.


Today, A&P operates 11 Food Basics stores in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (former SuperFresh stores). They operated several Food Basics stores in Michigan and Ohio through their Farmer Jack chain, but problems with both the Farmer Jack chain and the fact the stores were not successful caused them to close those stores in 2005. Super Fresh is a chain of supermarkets owned by A&P. The Super Fresh name was introduced in 1982, but the parent company had already existed for over 120 years (it was founded as early as 1859). ...


In 2006, A&P revived Food Basics, opening a new prototype in Glassboro, New Jersey. The new format emphasizes every day low pricing or best pricing, fresh produce, cut meats, and bakery. New signage, colors and wide aisles are many of the improvements made in this new prototype. Glassboro highlighted in Gloucester County. ...


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