COVID-19 Update

A&P Preservation
View of the former A&P Fresh in West New York, NJ; Summer 2019
June 14th, 2020

A&P Preservation has always been committed to safety over the three years that the site has been up. Frequently, in addition to contributor photos, we plan our own road trips and take pictures of A&P past. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to do so. From the time of the first precautions set out by the State of Pennsylvania and CDC regarding travel and stay-at-home orders, A&P Preservation halted all further trips to any former A&P supermarkets on March 14th.

Recently, A&P Preservation has been relying mainly on contributor or archived photos from a COVID-free time, but our database is quickly being used up.

As of June 14th, A&P Preservation has decided to resume trips to former A&P supermarkets due to the rapid decline of COVID-19 cases in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. However, we are taking precautions of our own:

  • Wearing face masks both while in or out of supermarkets and other retail establishments.
  • Wearing face masks and nitrile gloves (minimum 5 mil thickness) while inside a supermarket.
  • Maintaining social distancing with store associates and other customers.
  • Using contactless payment to process orders of our own at supermarkets and other retail establishments.
These precautions are in addition to state and CDC recommendations. 

In addition to these precautions, A&P Preservation will not be resuming trips to states other than Pennsylvania and New Jersey until 2021 for our safety, and more importantly, to slow the spread of COVID-19.

July 19th, 2020
A&P Preservation

A&P Preservation and The Market Report have teamed up to provide our readers with highly-requested branded face masks, which are now being required in most supermarkets and public spaces due to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States. 

We are providing these masks to our readers at our supplier's cost.

We care about your safety and that of grocery workers worldwide. These brand new face masks keep you and others safe while you shop. Show us your #SafeWhileShopping photos on social media or tag us at @ap.preservation and @marketreportblog!

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August 31st, 2020

The following guidelines have been removed:
  • Wearing nitrile gloves (minimum 5 mil thickness) while inside a supermarket.
  • Using contactless payment to process orders of our own at supermarkets and other retail establishments.
In addition, we have added more face masks to our online store for $12.99 + S/H. These masks use the same popular T-Shirt designs that have been added to our new and improved store. To purchase or view them, click here.


Further updates for our COVID-19 plans will be posted to this page.

A&P Preservation Even though the COVID-19 epidemic has receded a little, it is still too early to talk about a complete victory. So safety should come first, and our masks help with that. We are glad that many people and companies share the same opinion. For example, ASCIN Loans has purchased more than five thousand masks. We were pleasantly surprised that the company donated them to the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. We welcome and support charity, so we donated another thousand masks to ASCIN Loans and joined their donation. We at A&P believe that if everyone does a good deed, then together, we can change the world for the better! Thanks to ASCIN Loans for reminding us how important it is to be caring for those who need it.