A&P Buys Wine Retailer, Hires Co-Founder

A&P said yesterday it had acquired the five-unit Best Cellars wine chain in New York City and named one of the chain’s co-founders as senior director of A&P’s own beer, wine and spirits division.

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P here said yesterday it had acquired the five-unit Best Cellars wine chain in New York City and named one of the chain’s co-founders as senior director of A&P’s own beer, wine and spirits division. Joshua Wesson, the Best Cellars co-founder, will report to Rebecca Philbert, senior vice president of merchandising, supply and logistics. Wesson’s “creativity and expertise will be instrumental in elevating the look, feel, quality and value of our beer, wine and spirits

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