RETAIL TRADE: A. &. P. Reports

Practically everybody made more money out of the Great A. & P. last year than in earlier years, except John Hartford and his family, who own it. Washington got an extra $2,795,000 in taxes ($7,100,000, up from $4,305,000 the year before). Employes got $4,030,000 more, Eastern Division workers a five-day week.

The farmers got 53¢ out of every dollar—up from 47¢ in 1937. The public, according to the company's estimates, got its goods $50,000,000 cheaper than it could have got them under A. & P.'s 1935 methods.

On record sales of $1,115,774,000, up 21% over the year before, the company...

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