Few Store Divestitures In A&P-Pathmark Deal

A&P will surrender just six stores to satisfy federal antitrust regulators overseeing its takeover of Pathmark Stores a remedy more closely resembling a drop of blood than a pound of flesh. Although portrayed as a villain for opposing the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger earlier this year, and having been accused of scuttling a proposed buyout of Pathmark by Ahold in 1999 with excessive

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P will surrender just six stores to satisfy federal antitrust regulators overseeing its takeover of Pathmark Stores — a remedy more closely resembling a drop of blood than a pound of flesh.

Although portrayed as a villain for opposing the Whole Foods-Wild Oats merger earlier this year, and having been accused of scuttling a proposed buyout of Pathmark by Ahold in 1999 with excessive mandated divestitures, the Federal Trade Commission trod comparatively li

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