A&P Closes Two Food Basics Stores

A&P remains bullish on the prospects for its Food Basics hard-discount banner, despite closing two of its 11 locations last month. The retailer here confirmed closures of Food Basics stores in Dumont, N.J., and Glassboro, N.J. Lauren LaBruno, a spokeswoman for the chain, confirmed and later retracted plans to close a third location in Wallington, N.J., citing new opportunities there.

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P remains bullish on the prospects for its Food Basics hard-discount banner, despite closing two of its 11 locations last month.

The retailer here confirmed closures of Food Basics stores in Dumont, N.J., and Glassboro, N.J. Lauren LaBruno, a spokeswoman for the chain, confirmed — and later retracted — plans to close a third location in Wallington, N.J., citing “new opportunities” there. LaBruno also said A&P had closed Super-Fresh locations in Newark

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