Superfresh, Pathmark Closures Mean 1,000 Layoffs and Counting

The fallout from the A&P bankrupcy has only just begun.
Soon, more Pathmark stores could look like this defunct location in Lawnside, N.J. (Wikimedia Commons)

Soon, more Pathmark stores could look like this defunct location in Lawnside, N.J. (Wikimedia Commons)

The bankruptcy of supermarket chain A&P is already being felt in the Philadelphia region. With nine local Superfresh and Pathmark stores set for closure, the layoffs notices have started to arrive.

In Philly, 151 people will be laid off when the company closes the Superfresh at 1851 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard and the Pathmark at 840 Cottman Avenue. That’s according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed with the state of Pennsylvania. (Most companies conducting layoffs are required to notify the state at least 60 days before layoffs occur.)

That leaves seven more local store closures and presumably more layoffs in the near future. A full list of local store closures can be found here.

In New Jersey, the company announced 867 layoffs via WARN notices. That’s for stores closures in Belleville, Edison, Old Bridge, Toms River, Clifton, East Brunswick, Linden and Holmdel. No Delaware layoffs have been reported yet.

A&P is closing a total of 296 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and New York. Acme has agreed to buy 76 of them, 12 of which are in the Philadelphia area. Those stores will no longer be branded as Pathmark or Superfresh, but instead will carry the the Acme banner. Check out a full list here.

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