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Who Killed A&P?

In the summer of 2015, the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), the nation’s first supermarket chain, declared bankruptcy for the last time, sold off as many of its stores as it could, and liquidated its remaining assets. A&P’s downfall played out in slow motion over decades, but its ultimate disappearance happened at breakneck speed in a matter of weeks, with tragic consequences for the 7,000 workers who lost their jobs.

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