(March 24) The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Montvale, N.J., and C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc., Keene, N.H., have agreed to a 10-year pact that will restructure their A&P and Pathmark supply agreements into one partnership, Thomson Financial News has reported.

The agreement aims to cut costs and improve service by aligning procurement practices, distribution functions and warehousing facility goals throughout A&P's retail banners, the article noted.