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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) has completely renovated two New York City stores under The Food Emporium banner, both of them located on the affluent Upper East Side. As well as enhanced product offerings and physical changes at the stores, A&P has hired more than 35 new employees to augment the locations’ staffs.
“The renovations of these two stores give us reason to celebrate and show our renewed commitment to our New York City customers,” said Sam Martin, president and CEO of Montvale, N.J.-based A&P. “Our goal is to improve the experience that shoppers have in our stores, and these upgrades are a big step forward in that direction. In addition to new fixtures and cleaner and brighter décor, we’ve also added more associates to help our Upper East Side customers. Together, these two remodeled Food Emporiums will offer added convenience, a friendlier store environment, and a wider selection of items to meet the specific preferences of our neighborhood customers.”
Highlights of both remodeled stores include a bigger selection of locally grown produce, meat, poultry and seafood; fresh in-store sushi bars; freshly prepared grab-and-go meals of many varieties; a Boar’s Head branded marquee deli that features a full-service sandwich program; grocery aisles filled with expanded global offerings, among them more kosher, Eastern European, Hispanic and Asian selections; and home delivery within two hours of purchase for customers who shop in the store.
For online customers, a personal shopper will choose the desired items and have them delivered the same day free of charge with a minimum purchase of $50.
“The Food Emporium caters to the unique tastes of New Yorkers with everything from the basics to the highest-quality meat, produce and seafood,” said Tom O’Boyle, A&P’s EVP of merchandising, marketing and supply & logistics.
Customers can take part in product samplings and recipe demonstrations during the grand reopening weekend, which kicks off Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m.
A&P operates 336 stores in seven states under the following banners: A&P, Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Superfresh and Food Basics.