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For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). John Updike John Hoyer Updike (born March 18, 1932) is an American writer born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he was 13. ... A&P is a short story by John Updike in which the hero and first person narrator seemingly takes a stand for his version of what is right, only to face disappointment. ...

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
Type Public (NYSE: GAP)
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
Sav-A-Center
The Food Emporium
Super Fresh
Waldbaum's
Revenue US$8.7 billion (FYE Feb. 25, 2006)[1] US$6.9 billion (estimated FYE 2007)[2]
Employees 42,870, gina and moses
Website www.aptea.com

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a 410-store supermarket chain with locations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Louisiana, Mississippi, Michigan, and the District of Columbia. 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 thirty-fifth largest retailer in the United States.[3] Image File history File links A&P_Logo. ... A public company usually refers to a company which is permitted to offer its securites (i. ... New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. ... 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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. ... 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. ... 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Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch 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. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... 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Contents

History and leadership

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 John and George Hartford, founder Hartford's sons, joined the company in the 1880s. [4] 1859 (MDCCCLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 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. ... Location in Chemung County in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York County Chemung County Mayor John S. Tonello (D) Area    - City 7. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for 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 Elmira. 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 sixty-seven stores. Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


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] This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of a supermarket. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to 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. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ...


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 lead 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. ...


In the mid 1950's, A & P was by far the numbert 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 supermarkets, which was large for that time period. In most locations the 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 1960's. Most of these stores were on the edge of downtown areas. In the mid 1960's, 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 1960's, 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 1970's while gradually losing market share.


At the end of the 1960's, A & P slowed down building new stores. They also stopped building their legendary weathervane designs. In the early 1970's, 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, Illinios, Indiana, and others. The company greatly reduced presense 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 Tenglemen, a German retailer. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami 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) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 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 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 Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago 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. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area...


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. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is a 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 Waldbaums 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 1980's. They began building larger 40,000 square foot stores known as Future Stores. In 1989, A & P would acquire Farmer Jack stores based in Michigan and Ohio. The Food Emporium is a chain of upscale grocery stores originally part of Shopwell Inc. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city 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) None 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 1990's 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 Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson 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°430N to 35... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... 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 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 40,00 square feet were shut down and replaced with stores ranging from 50,000 square feet to 80,000 square feet. This began in 1993. These stores now included pharmacies, larger bakeries, more general merchandice, among other things. These stores are known as Super food markets. The majority of their stores today are this size. By the late 1990's though, the company begna 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 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... This article is becoming very long. ...


The 21st Century

A & P had gone from over 10,000 stores in 1970 to about 2,000 in 1980. By 1990 the company had about 1,000 stores left. 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 2 stores), New Hampshire(one store), Illinois, and Wisconsin (with the folding of Kohl's Super Food markets). Teh company was down to a little over 500 stores.


In 2004, A &P sold their Canadian division, as well as Eight O'Clock Coffee. 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] It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch 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. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city 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. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metro Inc. ... Nickname: City of Mary Motto: Concordia Salus Coordinates: Country Canada Province Québec Founded 1642 Established 1832  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1] [2]    - City 185. ... 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 has converted over 20 retail stores to its "fresh" format and plans on converting an additional 40 stores in 2006. Its Midland Park, New Jersey store, recently reopened as a Fresh Market, incorporates gourmet food, organics, an indepth wine department and several food preparation counters which allow the consumer to taste and purchase fresh meals. This store is the chain's #1 store by sales volume.[11] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


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. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ...


A&P revealed on February 27, 2007, that it was in talks to acquire Pathmark for $653 million dollars.[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 numer 2 grocery retailer in New York Metro areas as well as Philadelphia. Pathmark (NASDAQ: PTMK), located 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 Coffee, 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] Store Brand is a regionally successful rock band in Southeast Michigan. ...


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 icons. Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City; The City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


During the generic products trend in the 1980's, A&P established its own quasi-"brand" of generic products under the name "P&Q" (Price and Quality). 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
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 needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 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. ... 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

In 2005, (August, 15th) A&P sold A&P Canada and Food Basics Canada to Metro of Quebec. The name of the Canadian units are now owned by Metro Inc. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday 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. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Trivia

  • 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. Groceteria.com article on A&P
  • 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.
  • In the film Wait Until Dark, the main character sends a girl to buy groceries at A&P.
  • The Pulitzer winning play Fences by August Wilson references the A&P supermarket.
  • The Waitresses reference A&P in their novelty hit Christmas Wrapping.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 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. ... 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 take you to calendar). ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Hepburn, Crenna, Arkin and Weston Wait Until Dark is a 1966 film which tells the story of a blind woman terrorized by three criminals searching for drugs in her apartment. ... Fences is a play by August Wilson; it was his second play to go to Broadway. ... The Waitresses were an experimental New Wave band from Kent, Ohio,[1] United States. ... Christmas Wrapping (sometimes misspelled as Christmas Wrappings) is a Christmas song performed in 1981 by The Waitresses and later covered by the Spice Girls. ...

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.
  5. ^ need cite
  6. ^ a b "Red Circle & Gold Leaf," Time Magazine, November 13, 1950.
  7. ^ need cite
  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.

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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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