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A&P opens new SuperFresh store in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties Neighborhood

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P, OTC: GAPTQ) today officially opens its brand-new Superfresh store at North 2nd Street and West Girard Avenue in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.  Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other community leaders will join A&P’s President and CEO Sam Martin and Superfresh Associates in a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by a day filled with fun festivities for customers.

The 51,000 square foot neighborhood store offers residents in Northern Liberties and the surrounding community a full range of fresh and healthy foods, quality grocery items and gourmet offerings.  Highlights include an expanded selection of locally grown produce, meat, poultry and seafood; a fresh, in-store sushi bar; delicious, freshly prepared favorites across its hot food, antipasto, olive, soup, salad and wing bars; grab-and-go meals of many varieties; expanded international offerings; and a full-service pharmacy.  The store also will offer delivery service to customers, within two hours of their purchases.

“We are thrilled to bring Superfresh to Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties community,” said Sam Martin, President and CEO of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.  “Superfresh is an exciting destination for everyone, from the home cook to the shopper on the go, and offers our customers a large, new store focused on better living to meet all of their shopping needs.  Northern Liberties customers can expect a wide variety of unique foods and offerings and the best service from our friendly Associates.”

Mr. Martin continued, “On behalf of our 39,000 Associates across the Company, I want to thank Mayor Michael Nutter, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776, and the developer of the property, Bart Blatstein, for their support and for welcoming Superfresh to this great community.”

”One of our Administration’s Greenworks Philadelphia goals is to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75 percent of our residents,” said Mayor Nutter. “This supermarket, which is on the corner of three neighborhoods, is ideally situated to provide healthy, fresh food options to many Philadelphians who previously lacked this option. I would like to welcome Superfresh into this community, and this addition will continue to draw new residents, visitors and businesses to the Northern Liberties neighborhood.”

The Northern Liberties Superfresh is A&P’s first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years.  The store will bring nearly 120 new jobs to the community.