John and George Hartford, sons of the founder of A&P, spearheaded the national growth of the chain.
George and John Hartford weren’t founders of A&P, but before they were through they had twice built the company into the world’s largest retailer and along the way transformed not only the food retailing industry but American business in general. Influential, and at times controversial, A&P under the Hartford brothers through the first half of the 20th century developed enduring standards and practices that changed the way the country shopped and ate — and just ...
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