The Leading eBooks Store Online 3,661,113 members ⚫ 1,174,592 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America by Marc Levinson
Add to cart
US$ 9.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Non fiction Books of 2011.

From modest beginnings as a tea shop in New York, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company became the largest retailer in the world. It was a juggernaut, the first retailer to sell $1 billion in goods, the owner of nearly sixteen thousand stores and dozens of factories and warehouses. But its explosive growth made it a mortal threat to hundreds of thousands of mom-and-pop grocery stores. Main Street fought back tooth and nail, enlisting the state and federal governments to stop price discounting, tax chain stores, and require manufacturers to sell to mom and pop at the same prices granted to giant retailers. In a remarkable court case, the federal government pressed criminal charges against the Great A&P for selling food too cheaply-and won.

The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America is the story of a stunningly successful company that forever changed how Americans shop and what Americans eat. It is a brilliant business history, the story of how George and John Hartford took over their father's business and reshaped it again and again, turning it into a vertically integrated behemoth that paved the way for every big-box retailer to come. George demanded a rock-solid balance sheet; John was the marketer-entrepreneur who led A&P through seven decades of rapid changes. Together, they built the modern consumer economy by turning the archaic retail industry into a highly efficient system for distributing food at low cost.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux; August 2011
400 pages; ISBN 9781429969024
Download in secure EPUB
Title: The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America
Author: Marc Levinson
 
  • News
Just how great a tennis player is Serena Williams? - Catch News
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:49:12 -0700
Catch NewsJust how great a tennis player is Serena Williams?Catch NewsThe next women's champion of the US Open will be ...
Here's Why Terrorism Poses As Great A Threat As Ever 15 Years After 9/11 - Daily Caller
Sun, 11 Sep 2016 08:58:49 -0700
Here's Why Terrorism Poses As Great A Threat As Ever 15 Years After 9/11Daily CallerThere has yet to be another terrorist ...
Rare discovery: Ancient synagogue mosaic may depict Alexander the Great - Fox News
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:53:00 -0700
Fox NewsRare discovery: Ancient synagogue mosaic may depict Alexander the GreatFox NewsA remarkable mosaic unearthed during the ...
ISBNs
9780809051434
9781429969024