A Century and a Half of A&P: A Timeline

A Century and a Half of A&P: A Timeline

Here is a timeline of 156 years in the rise and fall of an American institution — The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company — from its birth in 1859 to today

Birth in the 19th Century

1859

Partners George F. Gilman and George Huntington Hartford open a store-warehouse operation in downtown Manhattan (left).

1868

Company adds coffee to its offerings. George Huntington Hartford later gives the brand a name, Eight O'Clock Coffee.

1869

Company, now wit

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