The parent company of SuperFresh, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, announced that they will be closing 25 stores before the end of the year. According to this post by Andrea Walker in her Consuming Interest blog, “The closures are "absolutely necessary to strengthen A&P's operating foundation and improve our performance going forward," president and CEO Sam Martin said.”
The chain had already closed stores in Bowie and Bel Air back in February.
Closing stores in order to survive is rarely a good sign for a company.
There is no word yet as to whether the Ellicott City or Elkridge stores would be included on the hit list. In Ellicott City they will soon be facing even more competition from Target at Long Gate which is expanding to offer more grocery items including fresh produce.