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A&P The Early Days. The company was originally founded in 1859 by George Huntington Hartford and George Gilman who opened a store called Great American Tea Company on Vesey Street in New York City. They began selling tea, coffee and spices at value prices. Soon stores sprung up all around the metropolitan area. They made deliveries using horse drawn wagons as there mail order business increased. They were one of the countries leading advertisers, placing ads in the most widely read publications of there time. They started expanding west at the completion of the Transcontinental railroad. A&P introduced the first private label product - baking powder. As the Company grew, private manufacturing became an important aspect of its business and by the 1920s, A&P had opened its own factory, packing plant and bakery with private brands such as Sunnyfield (bacon, butter, flour and cereals) and Sultana (canned goods, peanut butter
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