Pathmark

Pathmark SupermarketPathmark is a major supermarket chain that operates within the Philadelphia, New York City, New Jersey metropolitan areas of America. They sell an array of grocery products including meat, dairy, baked goods and seafood.

History
The first Pathmark store came about in 1968, once all the Shop Rite stores changed their name. After the name change, the company continued to soar with Pathmark being responsible for 85% of their parent company’s earnings. They added pharmacies and gas stations to draw in even more customers than their competitors.

During the 1970’s, Pathmark opened their doors for 24-hours day during the working week and they remained open during regular working hours at the weekend. This opened their market to night shift workers, as well as their normal client base. In 1974, the Pathmark Company paved the way for computer scanners at the checkout and over the years this was rolled out in all 96 stores. Other developments included adding health and beauty products, video rental, mini banks and small electrical appliances on top of the existing product range.

On entering the 1980s, the company was making annual revenue of $2.8 billion making it the 10th largest supermarket in the country. However, this was not going to last much longer as the needs of the customer began to change, the no-frills approach was no longer appealing and was referred to in reviews as “unkempt, dirty and outmoded.” The company responded by prettifying the business and in 1993 attempted to take the company public, but the investors did not support this decision so it did not go ahead.

Essentially this was the end for the company; the 1990’s saw financial issue after financial issue snowballing down and in 2000 they filed for bankruptcy. Despite recovering quickly in 2001 there is another bankruptcy on the card as the parent company is in a massive amount of debt and facing bankruptcy.

Stats
The company’s customer service team can be contacted at the company headquarters at the following address: 301 Blair Road, Woodbridge, New Jersey, 07095-0915, U.S.A. Other important statistics about the company can be found listed below:

Ownership: Supermarkets General Holding Corp
Public / Private: Private
Mergers: Grand Union Supermarkets, Supermarkets Operating Co
Number of Stores: 132 in 2007
Number of Employees: 20,700
Annual Revenue: $3.7 billion in 1997
Geography: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Demographic: Value Shoppers
Special Services: Pharmacy, Mini Bank and Gas Stations

Banners
Ahold’s Edwards Super Food
Sav-A-Center
Wakefern
Shop Rite

Brands
Pathmark Preferred
Wild Oats
National Branded Products

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

6 Comments

  1. Christopher Hornung April 26, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Can I be sent an SDS for product “Wild Flowers Scent Ultra Bleach”.

  2. Ray December 31, 2015 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    When was this article written? If you’re listing how many stores in 2007 then this article must be pretty recent. With that said. Pathmark’s address has not been Blair road since 1999. It has been 200 Milik Street in Carteret until A&P took over in the end of 2007. Also Pathmark’s area was NY, NJ, PA, and DE. It has not been in CT since it’s two last remaining stores closed in 1998. It’s brands were Pathmark, Chefmark and Smart Price. The Preferred brand ended way before the A&P takeover along with No Frills that ended in 1999. Pathmark and Smart Price Ended in 2009 and replaced with A&P’s less than desired company brands. I’m not sure what you mean by “banners”. Those are not banners. Ahold, Wakefern, and Shoprite are competitors. Sav-A-Center was a brand A&P added to Pathmark that A&P owned. As for the mergers they did not merge with Grand Union. Grand Union merely sold off some stores and Pathmark bought 6. Last but not least the gas stations stopped by the early 80’s. This is the worst written and thrown together article I have ever read.

    • Vinnie May 16, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      Actually I closed some stores for the Pathmark banner while working for them. Their last address was in MONTVALE, NJ. A&P completely closed and closed Pathmarks, SuperFresh, Waldabaun, etc. I had heard recently that an independant company purchased the name “Pathmark”, but as of now this company filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in summer of 2015 and closed all doors by November 26, 2015.

  3. donna brady August 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I am writing to you as I have a complaint. I was in the pathmark store on forest ave staten island on aug. 2nd. I purchased simply potatoes mashed sweet potatoes. shame on me for not checking the date. it was use by jul 30th. I didn’t use them until today aug 6th. but shame on the store for not checking themselves and pulling off the shelf. I do not have the receipt any longer but I just wanted to vent. thank you for listening.

  4. donna brady August 6, 2014 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I am writing to you as I have a complaint. I was in the path-mark store on forest ave staten island on aug. 2nd. I purchased simply potatoes mashed sweet potatoes. shame on me for not checking the date. it was use by jul 30th. I didn’t use them until today aug 6th. but shame on the store for not checking themselves and pulling off the shelf. I do not have the receipt any longer but I just wanted to vent. thank you for listening.

  5. ROSEMARIE April 23, 2014 at 11:01 am - Reply

    I have not received the bag of circulars which included Pathmark circular in 3 weeks. My co-worker has also not received the bag. We called the delivery service on Monday and they promised to send them out to us but we have not received the bag of circulars. I assume that you pay the delivery service to deliver them to our door or lawn as he case may be but I can see as I drive to work that many areas have no circulars. I drive thru Glenolden where I live then thru Drexel Hill but see no circulars like I would see in the past. I hope we can again start receiving your circular.
    At home my computer monitor is too small to read the circular. The words are blurry.

    I need your circular.

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