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Encyclopedia > Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
Type Public NYSEGAP
Founded New York City, 1859
Headquarters Montvale, New Jersey
Key people George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman, Founders
Christian W.E. Haub, Executive Chairman
Eric Claus, President and Chief Executive Officer
Industry Retail
Products A&P
Food Basics
Farmer Jack(Defunct)
Sav-A-Center
The Food Emporium
Super Fresh
Waldbaum's
Employees 42,872
Website www.aptea.com

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a 340-store supermarket chain with locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, the District of Columbia, and Ontario. Its corporate and U.S. headquarters are located in Montvale, New Jersey. Supermarket News ranked A&P No. 21 in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $6.9 billion.[2] Based on 2005 revenue, A&P is the 35th largest retailer in the United States.[3] Currently, the retailer has engaged in a lawsuit against two brothers over a video shown on YouTube.com, entitled "Produce Paradise". The corporation is suing for over $1 million. The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a United States and Canada. ... Image File history File links A&P_Logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map highlighting Montvales location within Bergen County. ... George Huntington Hartford (1833-1917) founded The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in 1859 with George Gilman. ... George Gilman founded The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (then The Great American Tea Company) in 1859 along with George Huntington Hartford. ... Christian Haub-Executive Chairman of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a United States and Canada. ... Food Basics is a no-frills supermarket chain originally created by A&P Canada, to compete with the successful warehouse style supermarket originally launched by Loblaws. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sav-A-Center is an A&P-owned chain of 22 supermarkets in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan-area. ... Chain of upscale grocery stores originally part of Shopwell Inc. ... Super Fresh is a chain of supermarkets operated by A&P. They are mostly located in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, areas (including parts of Delaware and New Jersey) and in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Several Super Fresh-branded A&P stores operated in the Baton... Waldbaums logo Waldbaums is a supermarket chain in New York, especially dominant on Long Island. ... This article is about work. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the state. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Map highlighting Montvales location within Bergen County. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ...

Contents

History and leadership

The company was founded in 1859 as The Great American Tea Company by George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman in New York City. It was renamed "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" in 1870, and John and George Hartford, founder Hartford's sons, joined the company in the 1880s. [4] Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... George Huntington Hartford (1833-1917) founded The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in 1859 with George Gilman. ... George Gilman founded The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (then The Great American Tea Company) in 1859 along with George Huntington Hartford. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The company originally focused on the tea business, selling tea by mailorder from a storefront in Lower Manhattan. They were successful in capturing a large part of the market in the northeastern cities in the U.S. They purchased tea directly from Chinese tea plantations. Their low costs enabled them to undercut most of the market and grow.[5] By 1876 they had 67 stores. Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... Year 1876 Pick up Sticks(MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The 20th Century

In 1912, the first A&P Economy Store opened, a grocery store format that allowed cost-cutting and standardized layout,[4] increasing their store numbers to 1600 by 1915. By 1925 they had 13,961 stores and sales of $437 million.[6] In the early 1930s, A&P was operating approximately 16,000 stores with a combined revenue of US$billion.[7] In 1936 A&P opened their first supermarket in Braddock, Pennsylvania.[4] For a large scale grocery store, see supermarket. ... Year 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday[1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ... Packaged food aisles in a Fred Meyer store in Portland, Oregon A supermarket is a departmentalized self-service store offering a wide variety of food and household merchandise. ... Braddock is a borough located in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, ten miles (16 km) above the mouth of the Monongahela river. ...


In the 1950s, the pressure it put on its suppliers led to the passing of several anti-predatory pricing laws by Congress. The threat of having to break up the A&P company because of these laws led John and George Hartford to give an interview to Time Magazine, which put George and John Hartford on their November 13, 1950 cover.[8] Time wrote that, next to General Motors, A&P sold more goods than any other company in the world. John was quoted in Time as saying "I don't know any grocer who wants to stay small. I don't see how any businessman can limit his growth and stay healthy".[6] Up until 1958, the company was still controlled by the Hartford Family until efforts to make the company a publicly owned corporation ensued. Predatory pricing is the practice of a dominant firm selling a product at a loss in order to drive some or all competitors out of the market, or create a barrier to entry into the market for potential new competitors. ... Congress in Joint Session. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the mid 1950s, A&P was by far the number one food retailer. In a few markets, A&P had up to 75 % of the market share. The company had stores in over 39 states. Downtown stores were being replaced with 15,000 to 20,000 square foot (2,000 m²) supermarkets, which was large for that time period. In many situations a 20,000 square foot (2,000 m²) store in a town would replace several 5,000 square foot (500 m²) smaller obsolete stores. In most locations these new stores had a colonial design with a weathervane on the top. On the west coast the stores had a round marina design.


The company continued building supermarkets with the colonial design throughout the 1960s. Most of these stores were on the edge of downtown areas. In the mid 1960s, A&P exited the west coast selling those stores to Safeway, which was the number 2 food retailer back then. Safeway is a brand name used by several fraudulent supermarket chains around the world: Safeway Inc. ...


In the 1960s, A&P became less competitive in pricing and began losing market share as small regional chains began to grow in most markets. Still, A&P was the leading food retailer into the early 1970s while gradually losing market share.


At the end of the 1960s, A&P slowed down building new stores. They also stopped building their legendary weathervane designs. In the early 1970s, A&P fell from the number one position. They also were being surpassed in most markets in terms of market share. The chain also began losing money every year. Stores gradually went from dominating the market to underperforming. The company still built new stores, but very few compared to competitors. In some markets, the company was as low as number 5.


By the late-1970s, ongoing decline in profits, loss of money in the majority of its stores, decline in market share, and a recession caused a change in direction. This resulted in an abrupt exit of many markets and states such as Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and others. The company greatly reduced presence in the southern markets as well as New England. The company still stayed active in the Mid Atlantic region including the New York City Metro area. Still, The chain closed well over half of the stores between 1976 and 1981. In 1979 the company was purchased by Tengelmann, a German retailer. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Tengelmann Group is a holding company based in Mülheim an der Ruhr. ...


In 1982, A&P began building larger stores, while remodeling some older stores that had potential. In 1982, Stop & Shop exited New Jersey, and A&P purchased most of these sites. They then replaced some of their obsolete stores with the somewhat more modern Stop & Shops. In 1983, A&P bought Kohl's Food Stores (originally part of the Kohl's department store chain) in Wisconsin from BATUS. This would enable A&P to reenter Wisconsin and Illinois. The Kohl's grocery chain was eventually closed in 2003. The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a chain of supermarkets located mostly in New England. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... British American Tobacco Plc (LSE: BATS, AMEX: BTI) (BTI on the American Stock Exchange) is the third largest cigarette company in the world. ...


In 1986, A&P purchased a Long Island/Southern New England based chain called Waldbaum's as well as an upscale New York City based chain Food Emporium. These stores replaced the underperforming A&P stores in many cases. The company also turned a profit that year as well. A&P appeared to have made a comeback in the late 1980s. They began building larger 40,000 square foot (4,000 m²) stores known as Future Stores. In 1989, A&P would acquire Farmer Jack stores based in Michigan and Ohio. Waldbaums logo Waldbaums is a supermarket chain in New York, especially dominant on Long Island. ... The Food Emporium is a chain of upscale grocery stores originally part of Shopwell Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


Still, in southern markets the chain still suffered. In the 1990s they exited states like Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Many of these sites were sold to Kroger. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest City = Charlotte Largest city {{{LargestCity}}} Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


In the mid Atlantic region as well as New Orleans, Midwest (Farmer Jack and Kohls), Maryland, Philadelphia, and southern New England, A&P began a major overhaul of its stores. Most of the stores below 40,000 square feet (4,000 m²) were shut down and replaced with stores ranging from 50,000 square feet (5,000 m²) to 80,000 square feet (7,000 m²). This began in 1993. These stores now included pharmacies, larger bakeries, more general merchandise, among other things. These stores are known as Super food markets. The majority of their stores today are this size. By the late 1990s though, the company began losing money and was unprofitable by the turn of the century. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ...


Rise and Decline in Number of Stores

Year No. of Stores
1876 67
1915 1600
1925 13,961
1930 16,000
1955 10,000
1965 5,000
1970 4,000
1978 3,500
1980 2,000
1990 1,000
2000 600
2002 500
2007 340

A&P had gone from over 10,000 stores in 1955 to about 5,000 in 1965. The number of stores fell because in most towns, several smaller grocery stores would be replaced by one larger supermarket so that by 1970, the company was down to about 4,000 stores. Another reduction in the number of stores occurred because of its west coast exit. By 1978, the company was down to 3,500 stores due to its first round of market exits and reductions. By 1980 the company was down to about 2,000 stores and by 1990 the company had about 1,000 stores left.


The 21st Century

In 2000, the company was down to about 600 stores. In 2002, the company declared its largest loss. At that point, A&P exited Massachusetts, Vermont (only two stores), New Hampshire (one store), Illinois, and Wisconsin (with the folding of Kohl's Super Food markets). The company was down to just over 500 stores.


In 2004, A&P sold their large Canadian division (which maintained a large market share), as well as its Eight O'Clock Coffee division. The company is ranked No. 21 by Supermarket News in the 2007 "Top 75 North American Food Retailers" based on 2006 fiscal year estimated sales of $6.9 billion.[2] It still operates over 400 stores through its A&P US unit in nine U.S. states (Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Michigan) and the District of Columbia. Sales that were almost $11 billion several years ago have fallen, primarily because of the sale of the Canada unit.[2] Eight OClock Coffee is the brand name of the light roast of coffee introduced by the American supermarket chain A&P in 1919. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... This article is about the state. ... “NJ” redirects here. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... ...


A&P still operates ten other retail banners besides A&P, which include conventional supermarkets, food and drug combination stores, and discount food stores.[9]


The company formerly operated 237 stores through its A&P Canada unit in the Canadian province of Ontario. On August 15, 2005, the company finalized its sale of the Canadian operations to Metro Inc., a grocery retailer based in Montreal, for CAN$1.7 billion in cash and shares of Metro. It has also announced plans to divest itself of its Midwest operations.[10] A&P Canada is a Canadian supermarket company owned by Metro Inc. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metro Inc. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Canadian One Dollar Coin (Loonie) The dollar (currency code CAD) has been the currency of Canada since 1858. ...


A&P has developed a new corporate slogan, "Fresh Thinking Since 1859." It had converted over 20 retail stores to its "fresh" format in 2005 and an additional 40 stores in 2006. The First Fresh Market was opened in Denville New Jersey on August 20th 2004. Mark Nelson, Store Manager and Kelly Schott Front-End Manager Pioneered this succesful trend. Its "Fresh Markets" were previously "Super Food Markets". Its Midland Park, and West Paterson, New Jersey stores, recently reopened as Fresh Markets, incorporate gourmet food, organics, an indepth wine department and several food preparation counters which allow the consumer to taste and purchase fresh meals. This Midland Park store is the chain's #1 store by sales volume.[11] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Paterson is a borough located in Passaic County, New Jersey. ...


Its current Executive Chairman is Christian W.E. Haub, a member of the family that owns the Tengelmann Group of Germany. The President and Chief Executive Officer is Eric Claus. The Tengelmann Group bought a majority stake in A&P in 1979. Christian Haub-Executive Chairman of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. ... The Tengelmann Group is a holding company based in Mülheim an der Ruhr. ... The Tengelmann Group is a holding company based in Mülheim an der Ruhr. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


A&P revealed on February 27, 2007, that it was in talks to acquire Pathmark for $653 million.[12] A few days later the company had agreed to buy Pathmark for $679 million [13] (and ultimately bought Pathmark for $1.3 billion) [citation needed]. This would allow A&P to be the number 2 grocery retailer in New York Metro areas as well as Philadelphia. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Pathmark (NASDAQ: PTMK), headquartered in Carteret, New Jersey, is a supermarket chain founded in 1968 when its parent, Supermarkets General (now known by the store name), pulled out of the ShopRite retailers cooperative. ...


Private brands, then and now

For many decades, the A&P supermarkets pioneered in the use of store brands. Eight O'Clock, Red Circle, and Bokar coffees, Our Own tea, and Ann Page and Jane Parker foods were almost as notable to regular shoppers as the outside retail brands the store carried. (A&P's coffee line was a hallmark of the store from practically the beginning and received its Eight O'Clock moniker by 1920. It was once a bigger moneymaker than the retail stores themselves.) This practice was both successful and drew criticism. [14] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eight OClock Coffee is the brand name of the light roast of coffee introduced by the American supermarket chain A&P in 1919. ... For other uses, see Red Circle. ... Bokar Coffee is the brand name of the dark roast of coffee introduced by the American supermarket chain A&P in 1919. ...

A&P Tengelmann carrier bag

A&P sold off Eight O'Clock Coffee to a San Francisco investment firm in 2003 (though the retailer continues to sell it). A&P has also replaced the Ann Page and Jane Parker labels with its America's Choice and Master Choice in-house brands. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 139 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 139 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... “San Francisco” redirects here. ...


During the generic products trend in the 1980s, A&P established its own quasi-"brand" of generic products under the name "P&Q" (Price and Quality). Likewise, Tengelmann in Germany uses the A&P logo for its own range of generic products, translating as Attraktiv & Preiswert (Attractive and Affordable). A generic brand product is one made by a manufacturer the customer doesnt know much about who may or may not put thier name on the product. ...


Banners

A&P US

A&P Store logo and trademark during the early 90's

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Sav-A-Center is an A&P-owned chain of 22 supermarkets in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan-area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Food Basics in North Bergen, New Jersey. ... Chain of upscale grocery stores originally part of Shopwell Inc. ... Sav-A-Center is an A&P-owned chain of 22 supermarkets in the greater New Orleans, Louisiana metropolitan-area. ... Super Fresh is a chain of supermarkets operated by A&P. They are mostly located in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, areas (including parts of Delaware and New Jersey) and in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. Several Super Fresh-branded A&P stores operated in the Baton... Waldbaums logo Waldbaums is a supermarket chain in New York, especially dominant on Long Island. ...

Canada

View of a typical A&P store, Belleville, ON, July, 2007

On August 15, 2005 A&P sold A&P Canada and Food Basics Canada to Metro of Quebec. The name of the Canadian units is now owned by Metro Inc., and all stores under the A&P banner are found exclusively in Ontario. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A&P Canada is a Canadian supermarket company owned by Metro Inc. ... Food Basics is a no-frills supermarket chain originally created by A&P Canada, to compete with the successful warehouse style supermarket originally launched by Loblaws. ... Metro Inc. ... , Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area...


Store design

Except for the west coast stores (which had a marina design), A&P stores constructed between 1955 and 1970 usually featured a distinctive cupola and weathervane design on the buildings' roofs; a number of older stores were remodeled to include the feature as well, which became a store trademark.[15] Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cupola of St Peters Basilica, Rome In architecture, a cupola consists of a dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and provide ventilation. ... A weather vane, also called a wind vane, is a movable device attached to an elevated object such as a roof for showing the direction of the wind. ...


Woman's Day

The publication Woman's Day was launched by A&P in 1937. Originally sold exclusively at A&P stores, Woman's Day was purchased by an independent publisher in the mid-1950s, and no longer has any connection to the supermarket chain. John Clymer cover for Womans Day (December, 1942) Womans Day is a magazine, aimed at a female readership, which A & P launched in the 1930s. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sources

  • The Rise & Decline of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea company, Walsh, William I., Copyright 1986 Publisher Lyle Stuart
  • That Wonderful A&P!, Hoyt, Edwin P., Copyright 1969, Hawthorn Books

References

  1. ^ The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended February 25, 2006, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, May 9, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c d 2007 Top 75 North American Food Retailers, Supermarket News, Last accessed February 24, 2007.
  3. ^ Top 100 Retailers: The Nation's Retail Power Players (PDF), Stores, July 2006.
  4. ^ a b c Groceteria article on A&P. Accessed on 1/5/2007.
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  6. ^ a b "Red Circle & Gold Leaf," Time Magazine, November 13, 1950.
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  8. ^ John Hartford Time Magazine Cover
  9. ^ "Company Facts" sidebar, A&P Website. Accessed 1/6/2007.
  10. ^ The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (August 15, 2005). The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. Completes the Sale of A&P Canada. Press release.
  11. ^ The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (May 10, 2005). The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. Announces Financial Results for 2004 Fourth Quarter and Full Year, Plans for Major Strategic Restructuring. Press release.
  12. ^ A&P in talks to buy Pathmark for about $653 mln, Reuters, February 27, 2007.
  13. ^ A&P buys Pathmark Stores
  14. ^ "A&P Scare," Time Magazine, January 18, 1937.
  15. ^ Groceteria.com article on A&P

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The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (621 words)
The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as AandP, is a supermarket chain in the United States.
The company was founded in 1859 as The Great American Tea Company by George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman in Elmira, New York.
It was renamed "The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company" in 1870, and by 1876 had sixty-seven stores, increasing to 1000 by 1915.
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