NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: People enter The Food Emporium grocery store owned by A&P December 13, 2010 in New York City. Venerable grocery chain The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: People enter The Food Emporium grocery store owned by A&P December 13, 2010 in New York City. Venerable grocery chain The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P filed for bankruptcy protection this weekend, under mounting debt and structural problems. The company founded in New York in 1859 owns close to 400 supermarkets in the Northeast under the names of A&P, Pathmark, Food Emporium, Waldbaum's, and others. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) less 
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Wed, Dec 15, 2010 11:57 PM EST