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In , it adopted the self-serve supermarket concept and opened 4, larger stores while phasing out many of its smaller units by In , it hired outside management, closed older stores, and built modern ones. The plan also closed manufacturing operations except coffee production.
After declaring a loss in April , it filed for its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 19 of that year. Gilman's father died in , leaving the son wealthy. One source speculates that Gilman decided to enter a more respectable business in light of his wealth. In May , Gilman turned over the tanning business to his brother Winthrop; George moved his tea business to Front Street.
In early the firm became a retailer, Great American Tea Company. Quickly, it opened five stores, moving its office and warehouse to 51 Vesey Street. Gilman proved to be a master at promotion; the business quickly expanded by advertising low prices.
The firm was able to offer low prices by acting as both the wholesaler and retailer. Gilman also built a nationwide mail order business. The tea company continued to use the Great American name for mail-order purposes. These premiums are now collectibles. To raise revenue, Congress significantly raised tariffs on tea and coffee.
The company continued aggressive growth and by operated stores as far west as Kansas City and as far south as Atlanta. The company also operated wagon routes to serve rural customers. About this time, two of Hartford's sons, George — and John — , joined the firm. As it expanded its offerings, the tea company was gradually creating the first grocery chain. However, other grocery chains were expanding more rapidly and blanketing their respective areas while the tea company's stores were spread over a much larger area.
In , George Gilman died without a will, starting a legal battle among his numerous heirs. The senior Hartford stepped into the battle by asserting that, in , Gilman gave him half of the company in an unwritten partnership agreement. The heirs realized that without Hartford, the firm would quickly become unprofitable.
This gave Hartford control of the voting stock. Over several years, Hartford was able to repurchase the preferred shares from the Gilman heirs. A nine-story headquarters and warehouse was built in Jersey City ; it later expanded to include a manufacturing plant and bakery. By , George Hartford Sr. Cream of Wheat was the largest breakfast food manufacturer; it demanded that all retailers adhere to the cereal's pricing per box. In early , the brothers discussed the situation with division management and launched a program to lower prices and improve cost controls.
No retail company had ever achieved these results. The Hartfords built their chain without borrowing; their low-price format resulted in even higher sales.
While small operators had little political clout, they were supplied by thousands of wholesale distributors which had considerable political influence. Anti-chain store movements gained traction in the s, but became significantly stronger during the Depression. In , Texas Congressman Wright Patman introduced legislation that would have levied a federal tax on chain stores.
While this legislation did not move in Congress, in Patman sponsored the Robinson—Patman Act that outlawed charging different prices to similar customers; this law passed. Patman then reintroduced his first bill. George and John Hartford also took the unusual step of publishing an open letter pointing out that the legislation would significantly increase food prices. The tide of public opinion then turned against the bill, which was defeated. In , the first supermarket opened in California.
On the East Coast, Michael J. After considerable debate, the Hartford brothers decided to open supermarkets, the first of which was in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The new stores proved to be very successful; in , it operated 1, supermarkets. Roosevelt 's anti-trust chief, Thurman W. In late , following Pearl Harbor , the military placed many large businesses off-limits to the anti-trust division because of defense priorities, leaving grocery stores as an option.
However, in , prosecutors withdrew the complaint realizing that the Dallas federal judge thought the case was weak. In , the U. John was quoted as saying, "I don't know any grocer who wants to stay small I don't see how any businessman can limit his growth and stay healthy. The concepts pioneered and perfected by the Hartfords and their competitors enabled the public to enjoy significantly healthier eating at lower cost.
In , the average American consumed 10 percent more food than in , with poorer households enjoying an especially important improvement in the quality of the food they consumed. In , John Hartford died in the Chrysler Building after returning from a meeting of the automaker's board of directors. Burger was also President of the John A. However, by late , the initial sales gains evaporated and the six outside directors threatened to resign unless Burger retired.
In , the board turned to William J. Kane agreed to resign and was replaced by Jonathan Scott, the year-old president of Albertsons. Scott hired numerous executives from outside and pushed authority down to the regional level. Scott continued Kane's efforts to improve basic store operations including cleanliness and customer service instituting a large training program. Manufacturing was also reorganized. Hartford Foundation finally came to the conclusion that it could no longer wait for a turnaround.
Erivan Haub , owner of the German Tengelmann Group , expressed interest. Born in , Haub studied retailing in the U. Although still having a home in Germany , his children were born in the United States.
Haub also quietly bought other shares until he owned Scott did not renew his five-year contract; Haub hired James Wood to become chairman. Wood, an Englishman who was the same age as Haub, previously ran the American Grand Union supermarket chain. However, the concept failed to win American customers who were attracted to other chains offering low prices on national brands. In October , it announced that it would downsize to under 1, stores and close the Chicago division.
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