Hannaford's Winding Road to Retailing

As it marks its 125th year in business, Hannaford Bros. Co. can look back on a history significantly different from that of most of its retail peers. Unlike most of them, it was strictly a wholesaler in its earliest days, primarily a produce wholesaler. Starting with its founding in 1883, it would be 44 years before the company added other wholesale categories, and another

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — As it marks its 125th year in business, Hannaford Bros. Co. here can look back on a history significantly different from that of most of its retail peers.

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