Sunday, November 22, 2015

A&P Winding Down...

Updated 11.24.2015 –
3 A&P STORES REMAIN



2 PATHMARKS*


*This map has been updated since this post went up this morning.
Pathmark had been showing 10 other locations that are no longer open.

4 WALDBAUMS



2 FOOD BASICS


As of November 23 —
JUST 6 A&P STORES REMAIN



15 PATHMARKS



14 WALDBAUMS



2 FOOD BASICS


AND
ZERO SUPERFRESH STORES

42 comments:

  1. Looks like Food Emporium is gone too!

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    1. It's hard to tell. They still have stores listed on their site but they don't offer a handy map like the other banners.

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    2. If I recall correctly, Key Foods was supposed to take the Manhattan locations. The only non-NYC store was taken and reopened as an ACME.

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    3. Walked passed a Food Emporium in the city today. Still open. No going-out-of-business sale. Is Key Foods keeping them branded as Food Emporiums? I seem to recall reading something about that.

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    4. Psuedo3D: May I ask, which Food Emporium was reopened by Acme? I don't have that on the list of stores I've been keeping track of.

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    5. 282 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT

      http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/news/article/Food-Emporium-to-change-banners-after-sale-6412060.php

      Opened Oct 23

      http://acmestyleblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/blog-post_23.html

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    6. Thank you! I must have missed it earlier.

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  2. I drove by the Food Basics in Glen Rock on Friday night and it still looked open. Guess I was wrong. I can't find any information on when it's supposed to become Key Food.

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    1. Update - The Glen Rock store is now Key Food. There is only a small sign by the road with the Key Food logo that says it's open

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  3. It's really sad to see a well known brand like A&P just slip away like this. I feel so badly for the employees of A&P brand stores that aren't being converted, for example, as of yesterday at 4PM, around 200 employees of North Brunswick are unemployed. My dad even knew some of them from when he worked there 25 years ago.

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    1. North Brunswick had 103 employees.

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    2. I'm sure their competitors will be hiring due to their increases in business. Especially since it's holiday season. They could also probably get assistance from the union.

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  4. Wow, I can't believe it. Sad to see A&P go. Yesterday I went to a fixture liquidation sale in the Clinton, NJ A&P. Luckily I got a lot of pictures and signs from there. It's shocking how they were keeping their deli.

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  5. As I mentioned in another thread North Brunswick is having a fixture auction on December 1th. https://flic.kr/p/ALLDKz

    Edison still has some red Eight o'clock coffee grinders auction for them could make quite a bit of money https://flic.kr/p/AygNDz

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  6. The Acme Uprising is almost complete

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  7. Am I the only one who said "and a partridge in a pear tree" after reading this?

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  8. Since equipment and fixtures are being sold/auctioned, I'm assuming that anyone buying a former A&P/SuperFresh/Waldbaum's/Pathmark location will now have to replace everything in order to turn it into a functioning store once again?

    Maybe this means some of those locations will sell as empty boxes, making it easier for someone to go in there and completely remodel at their own pace?

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  9. Does anyone know what became of the super A&P that was located off rt 46 near Hackettstown NJ?

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    1. Is that the one that became Kohls years ago?

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    2. No, that was in Mansfield- he's talking about the Mt.Olive one, which is now closed.

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    3. yeah i was talking about the one in Mt. Olive. im surprised Acme didnt take that store over.

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  10. Waldbaums is actually down to four stores on the map now, all transitioning stores:

    Patchogue - King Kullen
    Staten Island - Met Food
    Deer Park - ShopRite
    College Point - ShopRite

    And I'm not even sure of the veracity of the map saying these are open, as I saw them taking down the Patchogue Waldbaums sign Saturday.

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  11. Pretty certain that everything is either closed already or would close by the end of today (Monday)

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  12. Is there any place one might find some America's Choice in the Philadelphia area? Would TJMaxx or Big Lots wind up with any of that?

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    1. Not TJMaxx, they don't sell food. Big Lots is likely- I recall seeing comments around here about how Acme and Shaw's brand stuff showed up at a Big Lots in Memphis after Essential Everyday was phased in.

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    2. Another possibility could be Ollie's Bargain Outlet.

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    3. Grocery Outlet as well. We have a number of local grocery clearance retailers here (central PA) that also might end up with some of it.

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    4. You probably should check the Big Lots in Philly (on Bustleton Ave.), given it is next to a now-closed Food Basics..would have been easy Big Lots acquires their inventory.

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    5. TJ Maxx may not have food items, but sister store Marshall's has a small foods section so they might get something.

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    6. You're not going to have any luck TJMaxx/Marshalls/Home Goods.. They all carry wanna-be grommet items and foods that could be given as gifts. You'd have better luck at the Christmas Tree Shops or Ollie's.

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    7. I know- and they don't carry much in the way of electronics or action figures- and as a person with huge collections of both, it makes those stores incredibly boring, and I hate it when I'm dragged along.

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    8. I saw AC pie crusts and whipped topping (aka "Cool Whip") at Grocery Outlet today. Might've been more of their branded merchandise, wasn't really looking.

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  14. Is Ollies going to get any America's Choice products?

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  15. I'm gonna have to scope out Big Lots in Clifton soon to see if any product survived. Would Dollar General be an option?

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  16. So Fine Fare has apparently taken over the Food Basics in Belleville, according to northjersey.com.

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  17. As of November 28th:

    JUST 1 A&P STORE REMAIN



    0 PATHMARKS



    0 WALDBAUMS



    0 FOOD BASICS



    AND
    ZERO SUPERFRESH STORES

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    1. There are still 2 Pathmark locations on their locator. I'm surprised A&P just hasn't taken down their websites at this point.

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    2. They're still showing 2 Food Basics and 1 Waldbaums open as well... I wonder if there's anyone even left at the office to update the sites.

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    3. The remaining A&P, which has closed a few days ago, was somewhere in New York state. If im correct, there is a farmer's market down the street form it, which was the only competion.

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  18. Is the A&P still open in Millwood, NY? It still lists the location on the A&P website and the number still dials through.

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