A&P Posts Loss, Ousts CEO Claus

Eric Claus, the chief executive who championed A&P's transformation to a multi-format operator but had yet to realize the benefits of its Pathmark acquisition, left the retailer last week. The company's performance has not met our expectations, and based on these results the company felt a change of leadership was warranted and appropriate, Christian Haub, executive chairman of

MONTVALE, N.J. — Eric Claus, the chief executive who championed A&P's transformation to a multi-format operator but had yet to realize the benefits of its Pathmark acquisition, left the retailer here last week.

“The company's performance has not met our expectations, and based on these results the company felt a change of leadership was warranted and appropriate,” Christian Haub, executive

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