A&P TO SHUTTER 14 STORES

MONTVALE, N.J. -- In a move that observers said will better dress the Farmer Jack division for a sale and exit a challenging inner-city market, A&P here said it would close 14 of its underperforming Midwest stores -- including all but one of its Food Basics discount stores in Ohio and Michigan.A&P said late last month that it would close 12 Food Basics -- all three in Toledo, Ohio, and nine of its

MONTVALE, N.J. -- In a move that observers said will better dress the Farmer Jack division for a sale and exit a challenging inner-city market, A&P here said it would close 14 of its underperforming Midwest stores -- including all but one of its Food Basics discount stores in Ohio and Michigan.

A&P said late last month that it would close 12 Food Basics -- all three in Toledo, Ohio, and nine of its 10 in the Detroit area -- as well as two Farmer Jack conventional stores in Sou

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