(July 23) Financially troubled grocer Penn Traffic Co., Syracuse, N.Y., announced recently it may sell one or all of its supermarket divisions as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

William Murphy, Penn Traffic’s chief restructuring officer, said at a bankruptcy hearing in New York that the company was exploring all options.

Penn Traffic, which operates grocery stores in six states, filed for bankruptcy protection May 30 — its second filing in four years. The company listed debts totaling $678 million against assets of $742 million.

According to a Penn Traffic official, the reorganization has had no impact on produce suppliers.

“We’ve got 212 stores open, and they’re fully-stocked,” said spokesman Marc Jamploe.

Jamploe also said the store has no immediate plans to announce which, if any, of its divisions will be sold.

Penn Traffic owns 212 supermarkets in New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont and New Hampshire under the P&C Foods, Big Bear, Big Bear Plus, Quality and Bi-Lo names. The company also owns grocery warehouses, the Big M discount grocery chain and the Syracuse-based Penny Curtiss Baking Co., which supplies baked products to its supermarkets.

Murphy gave no time frame for completion of a plan for the company to emerge from bankruptcy.