A&P to Close 32 Stores

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P here on Tuesday said it would ask U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to close 32 stores as part of its restructuring plan.

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P [4] here on Tuesday said it would ask U.S. Bankruptcy Court for permission to close 32 stores as part of its restructuring plan.

The stores — operating in six states under the Waldbaums, A&P, Pathmark and SuperFresh banners — would close during A&P’s fiscal first quarter, which begins next month. A&P announced a separate round of 25 store closings last year.

“While this was a very difficult decision that will unfortunately impact some of our customers, partners, communities and employees, these actions are absolutely necessary as we work to strengthen A&P’s operating foundation and improve our performance,” Sam Martin, chief executive officer of A&P, said in a statement.

The complete list of stores, provided by sources outside the company, follows:

  • Deptford, N.J. Pathmark
    Yardley, Pa. Super Fresh
    Hightstown, N.J. Super Fresh
    Hamilton, N.J. Super Fresh
    Mt. Holly, N.J. Super Fresh
    Gillette, N.J. Pathmark
    Hillsborough, N.J. Pathmark
    Livingston, N.J. Pathmark
    Middletown, N.J. Pathmark
    North Hackensack, N.J. Pathmark
    South Plainfield, N.J. Pathmark
    Whippany, N.J. Pathmark
    New Rochelle, N.Y. A&P
    Greenburgh, N.Y. A&P
    Portchester, N.Y. A&P
    Carmel, N.Y. A&P
    Flanders, N.J. A&P
    Barnegat, N.J. A&P
    Manville, N.J. A&P
    Hartsdale, N.Y. Pathmark
    Farmingdale, N.Y. Waldbaum's
    Smithtown, N.Y. Waldbaum's
    Comack, N.Y. Pathmark
    Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Pathmark
    Valley Stream, N.Y. A&P
    Bridgeport, Conn. Food Basics
    Glasgow, Del. Pathmark
    Cape May Courthouse, N.J. Super Fresh
    Hammonton, N.J. Super Fresh
    Bethlehem, Pa. Pathmark
    Lionville, Pa. (Exton area) Super Fresh
    Gold Coast Mall, Ocean City, Md. Super Fresh