CANADA, MICHIGAN UNITS HELP A&P LIFT NET 50%

MONTVALE, N.J. -- Strong rebounds in Canada and Michigan contributed to a 50% first-quarter surge in net income for A&P, representing another sign of continued profit recovery in several of its operating groups.Noting the quarter's performance followed a strong second half, James Wood, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a conference call with analysts, "This year our ambitious targets should

MONTVALE, N.J. -- Strong rebounds in Canada and Michigan contributed to a 50% first-quarter surge in net income for A&P, representing another sign of continued profit recovery in several of its operating groups.

Noting the quarter's performance followed a strong second half, James Wood, chairman and chief executive officer, said in a conference call with analysts, "This year our ambitious targets should be met."

He outlined the status of A&P divisions and planned expe

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