A & P Food Market


It was recently announced that A&P purchased a successful NYC wine company. I’ve never been a big fan of A&P’s beer selection (haven’t seen the wine choices). I wonder if this new acquisition will help improve their offerings at the Hoboken location?

A&P Buys Wine Retailer

On November 15th, 2007, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. announced it bought Best Cellars Inc., a New York City-based wine retailer. A&P says that as part of the transaction, Best Cellar co-founder Joshua Wesson will join the Montvale-based supermarket chain as senior director of beer, wine & spirits. The purchase price will be based upon the growth of A&P’s beer, wine and spirits business, and will be calculated and paid after four years.

A&P, which plans to buy the Carteret-based chain of Pathmark Stores Inc. for $1.3 billion in cash, stock and debt, currently operates 19 freestanding wine and liquor stores, and 12 in-store departments in New York, New Jersey Connecticut and other markets.

Founded in 1859, A&P operates 315 stores in six states and the District of Columbia under such brands as A&P, Waldbaum’s, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Super Fresh and Food Basics.

Description – Supermarket
Services – Grocery, Liquor. Delivery
Website – www.apsupermarket.com
Address – 614 Clinton St, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-2803
Telephone – (201) 795-1783


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14 Comments on "A & P Food Market"

8 years 6 months ago

the cheapest place to buy beers and wine

7 years 10 months ago

This is a convenient store but it’s poorly managed. If you shop here, check your prices at the checkout counter. 80% of the times I go there, I am overcharged for an item that was supposed to be on sale.

7 years 10 months ago

I find it easier to walk over to the A&P near Target, which was just redone and creates a far better shopping experience. From my place it is actually a shorter walk.

7 years 10 months ago

Just waiting for someone to complain that the trees get in the way of pushing their strollers down Washington when they are trying to walk in a stroller brigade.

I have scored some amazing ‘featured’ bottles of wine here for under 5 bucks!! I am a little embarrassed buying them but they have had some winners.

I was in Napa a few weeks ago and I think what these winery’s do is sell a massive amount to retailers and have them feature it for literally pennies to introduce it to the mass market and it totally works for me.

So happy to hear about this acquisition. I’ll be buying plenty of bottles for Christmas presents at A&P this year. Who doesn’t love a good bottle of wine?

Also, not sure how many of you shop at Homegoods in Secaucus but I found the greatest wine cases there over the weekend for 8 bucks each. It’s a wooden box that holds the bottle and comes with 5 different bottle opening gadgets. Very nice presentation for an inexpensive yet good bottle. 😉

7 years 10 months ago

The wine selection is not much to look at right now. Mostly wine produced in large volumes, not well chosen. Maybe some reviews from wine magazines tacked here and there. Prices are just OK.

Best Cellars on the other hand, has a totaly different formula. It keeps bottles from maybe only 40 really well-chosen labels in stock and keeps all their prices under a strict price cap (like $20). They have a color-code system to match your taste and food pairing. It’s friendly to people who may not know about wine.

It’ a good fit. You know, I wouldn’t expect A&P to offer the really high-end wine snob stuff, but they could do better with the resources they have.