A&P Supermarkets

A&P SupermarketsThe A&P Supermarkets is a major supermarket chain that operates various banners in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York among other places in America. They sell an array of products including tea and coffee.

In 1859, George Huntington Hartford and George Francis Gilman set up the business with the purpose of selling discount tea through mail order. A couple of years later in 1861, their first store opened in New York City. In 1969 the company was renamed to The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company from its original name The Great American Tea Company. In 1882, they expanded their product range to include coffee; the brand that was initially introduced was Eight O’Clock.

From the moment they opened their first store; other stores snowballed into existence with a total of 15,709 stores. The next big change in the company came in the change of ownership; in 1957 the company was sold by the family to a public company.

At this point the company started to suffer financial trouble, making people wonder whether selling the company was the right move. The Tengelmann Group came in and took over the majority of the company to keep them from going under as a result of severe financial problems. In order to turn the company around, James Wood was appointed CEO, and this appeared to be working as in 1986 the company was a large player in New York City.

The most recent news on the company involves more financial trouble, as in 2003 they suffered an annual total loss of $172 million. This was made worse by the long term debt burdening the company valued at $900 million and drastic changes had to be made in order to raise some of this money. One of the main ways that the company raised money was by selling stores.

The company’s customer service team can be contacted at the company headquarters at the following address: 2 Paragon Drive, Montvale, New Jersey, 07645-1718, U.S.A. Other important statistics about the company can be found listed below:

Ownership: Tengelmann Group
Public/Private: Public
Mergers: N/A
Number of Stores: 460 in 2008
Number of Employees: 79,000
Annual Revenue: N/A
Geography: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Demographic: Value Shoppers
Special Services: Pharmacy

A&P Food Market
A&P Super Foodmart
Food Basics USA
The Food Emporium
Super Fresh
Super Center
Farmer Jack
Kohl’s Food Stores
A-Mart Discount Foods

A&P Own Brand
Super Fresh
Eight O’Clock
Red Circle
Food Basics
Home Basics
Smart Price

Important Links
Corporate Home Page
Online Shopping
Circular and Specials
Jobs and Careers
Store Locations


  1. Deborah A Bosworth June 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    How can I find the date when the A & P at 3117 St Paul Street in Baltimore closed?

  2. Ted Rothstein July 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I want to thank you for planning to close the Path Mark where I have shopped for 40 years. Now I can go to Shop Rite and Bottom dollar. Never will I shop any place associated with A & P. My Edgewater Park store has employees who have worked in this store 20, 30 and 40 years,,,yo be screwed over by your lackluster management.

  3. lora carr June 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    Can you give me any info on the A&P which was located at 1103 White Horse Pike in Oakllyn, NJ 08107. A local paper is going to feature a picture of my grandfather in that store. He was the butcher and general mgr of that site in the late 1930’s.

  4. Grant Azbell March 26, 2013 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Im 64 and have always loved the A&P brand Mayo!!! not light or altered in any way, just the basic Real A&P Mayonnaise and I cannot find it anymore… is it possible to order it from some store somewhere and have it mailed to me??? thanks Grant

  5. andy April 14, 2011 at 3:46 am - Reply

    On April 13, 2011, A&P announced their plans to sell or close 25 Super Fresh locations in MD, DE and Washington DC.

    This ends an over 120 year business operation in Baltimore, a more than 100 year business operation in Washington DC. After the sales/closures, they will only be operating their Ocean City MD location in Maryland.

    This will leave them with 315 supermarket locations and 23 free standing wine/spirit stores.

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