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In the Matter of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc., a corporation, and Pathmark Stores Inc, a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

071 0120

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission intervened in the proposed $1.3 billion acquisition of Pathmark Stores by Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea (A&P), alleging the transaction would have reduced competition among grocery stores in the highly concentrated markets of Staten Island and Shirley, Long Island, New York. A&P operates stores under the A&P, A&P Super Foodmart, Food Basics, Food Emporium, Super Fresh, and Waldbaum’s banners. The Commission’s consent order required A&P to divest five supermarkets in Staten Island, and one supermarket in Shirley.