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The Once Mightiest of Grocery Stores is About to Slip into Oblivion

Touch the Soil News # 124 For almost 60 years – from 1915 to 1975 – A & P supermarket was the nation’s largest supermarket chain. In its heyday, the company had 16,000 stores. The store was founded in 1859 as the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company. The name was later shortened to A & P. A & P cashiers line up for store opening Today the A & P supermarket has only 320 stores and Bloomberg Business reported that the store was up for auction, but there were no bids. A & P told Bloomberg that: “No decision has been mad regarding a particular outcome, and it would…

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