Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pathmark closing three South Jersey stores

Several reports yesterday confirmed that A&P officials told employees that the company was closing Pathmark stores in Cherry Hill, Camden and Edgewater Park in 60 days. The closings will leave Ventnor as home to the only Pathmark in New Jersey. A&P closed Super Fresh stores in Westmont, Marlton and Plainsboro earlier this year.

The closing may be especially troublesome for Camden, often referred to as a food desert. However, ShopRite plans to open a store in Lawnside within the next couple years (ShopRite to open store in Camden County's Lawnside Township). The new store will be about 10 minutes from the Pathmark location.

According to a union official that represents employees at Pathmark, A&P said they were "losing a lot of money..."

Supermarket analyst Matthew Casey said all three stores were unprofitable.

In a news report last night on one of the major networks, the reporter claimed that shopping patterns for thousands of people would change due to the closings. I would argue that if shopping patters hadn't already changed, the stores wouldn't be closing.


7 comments:

  1. David, A&P plans, are next to close the remaining Superfresh and Pathmarks in Delaware state; and then all Pennsylvania banners will be liquidated. A&P will operate only from East Brunswick and North through New York.

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  2. Zallie ShopRite, Lawnside, will open this Sunday with Can Can Sale!!! Also, the Ravitz brothers will build jumbo ShopRite next year on Admiral Wilson Boulevard, near Ben Franklin Bridge.

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  3. Please put a shoprite at the edgewater location the shoprite in willingboro sucks

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  4. David, A&P has STOPPED using banner (Store Name) plastic bags in its Delaware Valley stores (Superfresh & Pathmark). The No Name bags all but mean the END is near in this region.

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  5. All A&P employees in Philadelphia region should look for work elsewhere

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  6. Dear Sir, Ravitz ShopRite has just announced it will reopen Cherry Hill Pathmark. Thank You

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  7. David, Wakefern has just gotten lease for Pathmark Camden, and will reopen as discount "PriceRite", sister of ShopRite, with fewer SKUs (items), but with quality product and owned by a local unionized member.

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