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Grocer A&P's Quarterly Loss Widens

Supermarket chain Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea on Wednesday posted a wider quarterly loss, mainly on losses from hived-off operations.

Great Atlantic & Pacific , the parent of A&P grocery stores, reported a second-quarter net loss of $91.3 million, or $2.18 a share, compared with $511,000, or 1 cent a share, last year.

From continuing operations, the company reported a loss of 7 cents a share, compared with 5 cents a share, last year.