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John A. Hartford

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

1920 - 1949

Retail

1920 b. 1872
male
Personal
Born-Died1872 - 1951
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
RaceWhite
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

Under John Hartford’s management, A&P became a large integrated business empire. In 1937, he switched A&P to a supermarket operation from its base as a delivery store, which enabled him to offer even lower prices. By the mid-1960s, A&P remained the world’s largest food-retailer, with sales of over $5 billion.