"From the strategic point of view, perishables will be where we are able to make the difference."
-- Christian W.E. Haub, president, chief operating officer, A&P
It was a chilly and windy day in Virginia Beach, Va., when A&P opened the doors of its first Farmer Jack store in the East. But the weather proved undaunting to the throngs besieging the store on its opening day earlier this month, nor did it diminish the impression that A&P is edging into an era of