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Report: Pathmark For Sale

Grocery store chain operates a store in North Babylon.

Pathmark's parent company may look to sell.
Pathmark's parent company may look to sell.

Attention Pathmark shoppers: your local supermarket may soon be sold.

On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reported that Pathmark parent company, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), is seeking to sell the company after emerging from bankruptcy in 2012.

The Journal, citing an internal company memo sent to store managers by Great Atlantic Chairman Gregory Mays, said a number of options to fund growth are being explored. Among those options are raising capital and a refinancing. The memo also indicated sale of the company is possible.

The New Jersey-based A&P operated about 400 supermarkets before filing for bankruptcy in December 2010. Sales were $8.8 billion at that time.

Today, the company has about 320 stores under various names including Pathmark, Food Emporium, Super Fresh and A&P.

There are a handful of Pathmark stores locally:

• 1251 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon

• 531 Montauk Highway, West Babylon

• 2060 Sunrise Highway, Bay Shore

• 683 Old Country Road, Dix Hills

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