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A&P opens first new Pa. store in more than 10 years

MONTVALE, N.J. — Grocer A&P officially opened on Friday its new Superfresh store, featuring a full-service pharmacy and expanded international offerings, in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood.

The 51,000-sq.-ft. neighborhood store marks A&P’s first new store in Pennsylvania in more than 10 years, and brings nearly 120 new jobs to the community.

“One of our administration’s Greenworks Philadelphia goals is to bring local food within 10 minutes of 75% of our residents,” Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said. “This supermarket, which is on the corner of three neighborhoods, is ideally situated to provide healthy, fresh food options to many Philadelphians who previously lacked this option. I would like to welcome Superfresh into this community, and this addition will continue to draw new residents, visitors and businesses to the Northern Liberties neighborhood.”

Highlights of the new location include an expanded selection of locally grown produce, meat, poultry and seafood; an in-store sushi bar; prepared favorites across its hot food, antipasto, olive, soup, salad and wing bars; grab-and-go meals; expanded international offerings; and a full-service pharmacy. The store also will offer delivery service to customers, within two hours of their purchases.

The pharmacy will offer free home delivery, easy prescription transfers, email and text messaging notification, an enhanced opt-in automatic refill program and personal patient counseling. In addition, pharmacists will administer flu shots beginning in September through the company’s Live Better Wellness Pharmacy-Based Immunization Program.

The company operates 336 stores in seven states under the following trade names: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Foodmart, Superfresh and Food Basics.