A&P: The Story of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company by Avis H. AndersonIn 1859, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, known everywhere as A&P, began as a mail-order business located at 31 Vesey Street in downtown Manhattan. In 1925, A&P operated more than thirteen thousand grocery stores nationwide, with more than forty thousand employees. By 1950, approximately ten cents out of every dollar spent on food in the United States passed over A&P counters. A&P: The Story of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company tells the story of how cofounder George Huntington Hartford and his sons John and George brought A&P to a popularity with consumers that few companies have ever achieved. This stunning collection of vintage photographs shows such nostalgic scenes as the elegant early stores, their gleaming window displays, and the red horse-drawn delivery wagons with the A&P logo emblazoned on their sides. Shoppers choose from rows of colorful merchandise and fresh produce; uniformed storekeepers make change from ornate registers; and the founders son tastes A&Ps Eight OClock coffee. A&P is still an industry leader, and A&P: The Story of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company shows why, from the Hartford familys legacy to the generations of shoppers who depend on A&P for fair prices and quality food. This is the history of the supermarket where America grew up shopping.
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Industry Food Markets. Founded Fiscal Year End Feb 28, Headquarters Montvale, New Jersey. The same year, the first store-warehouse operation opened in New York City. The company, which is part owned by Ron Burkle's Yucaipa Cos. The company filed for Chapter 11 again in July.
The company has strived to grow and evolve in order to meet the needs of the neighborhoods serves. However, they see themselves as a local business, working with growers, bakers, and manufacturers that are local to bring about personal, one-to-one service to the communities of the Northeast. Back then it sold tea, coffee, and spices at value prices. It was not long before its stores began springing up all over the New York metropolitan area, and its salesman took to the road in their horse-drawn carriages towards New England and the Midwest. In it became the first national supermarket chain of the United States. It led to the innovative way in which we shop today. It was once a behemoth among grocers in the U.
The company announced in early that it was exploring the sale of its Kohl's chain in Wisconsin. The company also manufactures and distributes coffee under the brand names Eight O' Clock, Bokar, and Royale--though this business too was up for sale in Using Gilman's connections as an established grocer and the son of a wealthy shipowner, Hartford purchased coffee and tea from clipper ships on the waterfront docks of New York City. By eliminating brokers, Hartford and Gilman were able to sell their wares at "cargo prices. But the enterprise proved so successful that Hartford and Gilman opened a series of stores under the name Great American Tea Company.
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Initially a mail-order operation, it began opening retail stores in the s. By its stores extended as far west as St. Paul , Minnesota, and as far south as Richmond and Norfolk , Virginia.
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