A&P TO FOCUS SPENDING IN THREE TOP MARKET AREAS

MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here said last week it plans to concentrate capital spending in three of its most successful markets while also considering the possibility of closing additional underperforming stores this year.Christian Haub, president and chief executive officer, said the company will concentrate new-store expansion in Canada, where comparable store sales rose 7.5% last year; in the Detroit

MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here said last week it plans to concentrate capital spending in three of its most successful markets while also considering the possibility of closing additional underperforming stores this year.

Christian Haub, president and chief executive officer, said the company will concentrate new-store expansion in Canada, where comparable store sales rose 7.5% last year; in the Detroit area where Farmer Jack is based, and in the New York metropolitan area -- "markets

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