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The Newark Star Ledger reports that in addition to Delhaize and Ahold being likely bidders for some of the assets currently owned by the now-bankrupt Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P), Safeway - which does not really have many stores in A&P’s marketing areas, but does have Genuardi’s in Pennsylvania - has to be considered another possible suitor.
KC's View:
Lot of “possibles” in this story. But it’d be interesting if either Safeway or Kroger took advantage of A&P’s troubles to move into a northeastern US marketplace where they do not have any sort of significant presence.