A&P SAID TO BE MULLING SALE OF 88 UNITS

MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here declined comment last week on persistent reports that it is interested in selling some or all of the 88 stores it operates in Virginia and the Carolinas. However, a variety of observers told SN the chain had been unsuccessful during 1995 in finding a single buyer for the stores, although several companies had expressed an interest in selected units. Debra Levin, an analyst

MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here declined comment last week on persistent reports that it is interested in selling some or all of the 88 stores it operates in Virginia and the Carolinas. However, a variety of observers told SN the chain had been unsuccessful during 1995 in finding a single buyer for the stores, although several companies had expressed an interest in selected units. Debra Levin, an analyst with Morgan Stanley, New York, told SN A&P has given up on selling the 88 stores as

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