John and George Hartford sons of the founder of AampP spearheaded the national growth of the chain

John and George Hartford, sons of the founder of A&P, spearheaded the national growth of the chain.

SN Hall of Fame 2013: George and John Hartford

The Hartford brothers of A&P changed how the country shopped — and ate

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 t

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