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A&P Plans 14 Store Closures

MONTVALE, N.J. — A&P here on Monday said it has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking to close an additional 14 stores in four states.

"We are continuing to take the steps necessary to position A&P to emerge from Chapter 11 with a strong future and ensure that we remain focused on our top priority — providing great value and service to our customers every day," said Sam Martin, A&P president and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement.

The closures include:

• Five Pathmark locations: Mt. Vernon, N.Y.; Manahawkin, Kearney and Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; and Upper Moreland, Pa.

• Three A&P stores: Danbury, Conn.; and Garfield and Bayonne, N.J.

• Six Waldbaums: East Islip, West Babylon, Rockville Centre, Lake Ronkonkoma, Huntington Station and Commack, N.Y.

It said it expected the stores to close during the company's first fiscal quarter, which begins Feb. 26.

A&P has sold or closed about 60 locations during the past year, not including the 14 stores announced Monday.

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