A&P reportedly weighs strategic options, including sale

A&P has sent an internal memo to store managers stating that the grocery chain might sell, after emerging from bankruptcy last year. Potential buyers for the 150-year-old company include Kroger, Ahold and Cerberus Capital Management, in another indication that the supermarket industry will continue a trend of consolidation. "This is about options to grow the business, not about being in distress," a spokesman said. "It's a desire for capital, not a need for capital."

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