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Definition of A and P from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

A and P

 
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the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
 
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a popular US supermarket with branches in all the states. It began in 1859 in New York City and became successful as one of the first companies to buy large numbers of items at a cheap rate and offer them for sale at low prices.