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Superfresh stores in Md. to be sold

The parent company of Superfresh said Wednesday it wants to sell nearly all of its stores in Maryland as part of its plan to emerge from bankruptcy.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc. said in a release that it is seeking court approval of bidding procedures to market and sell 25 Superfresh stores, including 22 in Maryland, two in Delaware and one in the District of Columbia. The company said it expected to complete the sales by mid-June.

“As part of our ongoing review of our store footprint, we determined that these 25 Superfresh locations are outside A&P’s core market,” A&P President and CEO Sam Martin said in the release. “While the decision to put these non-core stores up for sale will unfortunately impact some of our customers, partners, communities and associates, this is a necessary step in our efforts to restore the company to long-term financial health.”

The company said its stores on the Eastern Shore would not be put up for sale.



  2. A very sad day indeed. Great A&P is incorporated in Maryland and has been doing business in the state for over 100 years.

    Generations of Marylanders have enjoyed Ann Page and Jane Parker food products, as well as sustainable seafood, Premium Gold Angus beef, fresh bakery and reliable private label products.

    Going to the A&P or Super Fresh was more than a way of life, it was a family tradition.

  3. I am devastated! The only place that I can buy fresh Monkfish and Dietz and Watson Scrapple, just to name a few. A & P was here in my neighborhood over 60 years, and far better than Giant (not original Heidi Bakery-local owned stores) and Safeway. I shop at the Ellicott City location, where the Seafood Manager keeps Monkfish for those of us, who can not get it anywhere else, i.e. Wegmans, Whole Foods, Giant or Safeway….never at Aldi or Wal-Mart. Those of us “faithful” will have to suffer, along with all the great employees of these store. So sad!