ldquoThe opportunity for a successful food and drug retailer is to resonate with those people in each neighborhoodquot says AampP CEO Sam Martin pictured here in the newly renovated Weehawken store

“The opportunity for a successful food and drug retailer is to resonate with those people in each neighborhood," says A&P CEO Sam Martin, pictured here in the newly renovated Weehawken store.

Local Hero: A&P Must 'Resonate With the People'

CEO Sam Martin sees neighborhood focus, renovations key to A&P’s rebound

They’re separated by less than 10 miles and the Hudson River, but nobody would confuse Bergenfield, N.J., and Harlem, N.Y. — unless, that is, you happened to be in a Pathmark store.

These communities on either side of the George Washington Bridge — one a leafy, middle-class, largely Jewish suburb, and the other a dense, multi-ethnic, largely poor community in the heart of a city — cast vastly different shadows, but until very recently had Pathmark stores in each community wi

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