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• The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) said yesterday that it will convert the majority of its SuperFresh stores in the Philadelphia market to its new Price Impact format operating under the Pathmark Sav-A-Center banner.

According to the company, “This already popular format has received overwhelming success in its recently launched Irvington, New Jersey and Edison, New Jersey locations. The dramatically re-designed Pathmark format provides customers an expansive variety of fresh products while also offering substantially lower prices.

• Kroger reportedly has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with the Nashville, Tenn.-based union that represents some 8,500 employees who work in 94 Kroger stores in Nashville and Knoxville and Huntsville, Ala. Details of the pact were not made available pending ratification of the deal.

• There is a report out of Boston that Subway, the fast food sandwich chain, will begin a delivery service in that city … which the retailer says is a step toward providing delivery in every market in which it operates in North America. The company is using a single phone number (1-888-Sub-To-Go) around the country to give customers access to the service.

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