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Press Releases

Media inquiries should be directed to the media line at (201) 571-4453 or emailed to apmedia@aptea.com.

2014

A&P Announces Executive Appointments

Montvale, N.J. – March 20, 2014 - The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced that Paul Hertz has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Since joining A&P in 2010, Hertz has held the role of Chief Operating Officer.  As president and CEO, Hertz will be responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the company, including oversight and implementation of all business and marketing decisions, as well as support of ongoing growth initiatives.

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2013

Lifetime’s “Supermarket Superstar” Winner Tekisha Collins to Visit A&P Banner Stores

Montvale, N.J. – October 4, 2013 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) is pleased to offer its customers a chance to meet Tekisha Collins, Season One winner of Lifetime’s “Supermarket Superstar,” on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6 at select A&P, Pathmark and Waldbaum’s stores. 

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A&P Forms New Partnership with the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation to Help Reduce Waste and Educate Children on Sustainability

Mamaroneck, N.Y. – March 19, 2013 – Today the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) announced a new partnership with the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), a Westchester-based nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing sustainability as an integral part of every child's K-12 learning experience.

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A&P Teams Up With The Salvation Army and 107.5 WBLS for Hurricane Sandy Event

MONTVALE, NJ – March 14, 2013 – The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced its partnership with The Salvation Army and radio station 107.5 WBLS to hold a food drive for Hurricane Sandy victims on Friday, March 22.

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A&P Under Contract for Sale of Select Real Estate Interests

MONTVALE, NJ – March 12, 2013 –The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. today announced that it is under contract for the sale of its real estate interests in a few non-core store locations.  The pending deals are a combination of leasehold sales and sale-leaseback transactions that are expected to generate proceeds for the Company in excess of $130 million.

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Hurricane-Affected Waldbaum’s to Reopen With Enhanced Features

MONTVALE, NJ – February 22, 2013 – Following the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Belle Harbor Waldbaum’s located at 112-15 Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway, N.Y., will reopen its doors with a remodeled look and an expanded product selection on Friday, February 22.

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A&P Launches the Great Atlantic Seafood Market

MONTVALE, NJ – January 3, 2013 – The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced that it has launched a new line of seafood as part of its rebranded Great Atlantic Seafood Market.  The revamped department will provide customers with the freshest and highest-quality products in the neighborhood by filling its cases with fresh seafood primarily stocked by North Coast Seafood. 

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2012

Jane Parker Fruit Cake Available Online & In Stores This Holiday Season

MONTVALE, NJ – November 27, 2012 – Since the late 1930s, Jane Parker Fruit Cake has been a staple of American families’ holiday traditions.  Starting this year, America’s favorite fruit cake is available online on the new JaneParker.com, as well as Amazon.com, through the end of February 2013.  Online prices range from $27.49 for a 1-pound loaf to $46.49 for a 4.5-pound ring, which includes shipping and taxes.  The old-fashioned fruit cake, generously filled with more than 60 percent of luscious fruits and nuts, can also be purchased in our retail stores. 

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A&P Supports Local Neighborhoods Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

MONTVALE, NJ – November 20, 2012 – For more than 150 years, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) has been committed to helping the neighborhoods it serves.  A&P, together with several vendors and partners, is giving back in a variety of ways to help neighbors in need following the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Store Hours May Be Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

MONTVALE, N.J. – October 28, 2012 - Due to weather conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, some store hours may be impacted at A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Food Emporium, Superfresh and Food Basics stores. We are doing everything we can to keep our stores open as long as possible, while at the same time ensuring the safety of our Associates.

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Staten Island Pathmark Remodel Shows Strong Commitment to the Community

MONTVALE, N.J. – October 5, 2012 –   The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) today announced the debut of its newly renovated Staten Island Pathmark located at 1351 Forest Avenue on Friday, Oct. 5, showing its commitment to the Staten Island community. This store, together with other upcoming remodeled stores in the tri-state area, all reflect A&P’s vision to become the no.1 food and drug store in every neighborhood it serves.  

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A&P Introduces New Two Forks Bakery and Hartford Reserve Deli Products

MONTVALE, N.J. – September 24, 2012 – The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea, Co. (A&P) today announced the addition of a variety of delicious new items to its revamped Two Forks Bakery and Hartford Reserve Deli in-store departments. The Two Forks Bakery features fresh, quality bakery products and decadent desserts, while the Hartford Reserve Deli offers premium deli meats, cheeses, crackers and condiments. 

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9/11 Tribute Event Honors Bergen County, N.J., K-9 Unit

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. – September 13, 2012 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) and Nestle Purina PetCare paid tribute to the search dogs of Bergen County for the key role they played in the recovery efforts on Sept. 11, 2001.  For the second year in a row, Bergen County authorities were presented with a $5,000 check from Nestle Purina PetCare on behalf of A&P for their team’s heroic deeds.

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BrightFarms and A&P Expand Partnership to Pennsylvania

NEW YORK, N.Y. and MONTVALE, N.J. - August 30, 2012 —BrightFarms, Inc. and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced an expansion of their partnership to deliver year-round local produce at A&P’s family of stores. A&P has agreed to sell produce from BrightFarms 50,000 square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse in Yardley, PA at its Superfresh banner in Philadelphia.  

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Pathmark Community Rewards Program Now Available at all Pathmark Store Locations

MONTVALE, N.J. – August 21, 2012 – The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) today announced that the Pathmark Community Rewards program, which gives back one percent of customers’ purchases to local schools and nonprofits of their choice, is now available at all of the company’s Pathmark store locations.  The program is administered by eScrip, a company that provides cutting edge loyalty programs for merchants who want to support their local communities.

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Pathmark’s Gospel Choir Competition Rocks the Apollo

HARLEM, N.Y. – July 27, 2012 – Pathmark hosted its 12th Annual Gospel Choir Competition at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem on July 21, where six local choirs competed for a chance to win more than $10,000 in prizes. The competition celebrates the traditions and culture of the area while also thanking Pathmark customers for their support and patronage over the years.

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A&P’s Live Better Baby Club Celebrates One-Year Anniversary with Improved Diapers

MONTVALE, NJ – July 18, 2012 – The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) announced that it has improved its line of America’s Choice diapers to be more comfortable and leak-resistant. The announcement comes as the Company marks the one-year anniversary of its Live Better Baby Club, which offers member-only discounts on baby products and other helpful resources for parents.

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BrightFarms Partners with A&P to Provide the Freshest, Locally Grown Produce

NEW YORK, NY, and MONTVALE, NJ, June 19, 2012—BrightFarms, Inc. and The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced an exclusive partnership to deliver the freshest local produce to A&P’s family of stores. A&P has signed the grocery industry’s third long-term produce purchase agreement (PPA), becoming the only retailer of BrightFarms’ Brooklyn-grown produce from the world’s largest rooftop farm.

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A&P’s Exclusive Woodson & James Choice Angus Beef Brand Celebrates One Year Anniversary with Extension of Product Line

MONTVALE, N.J. – June 14, 2012 - The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P) today announced the extension of its successful line of premium-quality Angus beef, featuring steakhouse-quality meat at affordable supermarket prices. The Woodson & James Brand, exclusive to the A&P family of stores since May 2011, has extended its line of products to now include Marinades and Angus Franks in all A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, Waldbaum's and The Food Emporium stores  - just in time for the grilling season.

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A&P and The Elite Bouquet Company Announce Winner of Name The Rose Contest

MONTVALE, NJ, AND MIAMI, FL – June 4, 2012 – The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) and The Elite Bouquet Company have awarded Philadelphia resident Anne Marie Baiori the winner of their “Name the Rose Contest.” The winning rose, an orange variety named “Tangelic,” will be sold exclusively in all A&P, Pathmark, Superfresh, The Food Emporium and Waldbaum’s banner stores for one year.

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