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• The Bergen Record reports that Wegmans has opened a new store in Montvale, New Jersey, a 108,000 square foot store for which shoppers were lining up before 7 am on Sunday, and that one longtime fan of the company described as a kind of “mecca” for food shoppers.

Not to kick a company when it is down and out, but I cannot help but note that Montvale was the corporate home of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P), a company that seemed as focused on remaining rooted in an irrelevant and incompetent past as Wegmans seems focused on providing extraordinary products and services.
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