WALL STREET: Votes for A. & P. Stockholders

The world's biggest grocery, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., last week announced plans to give shareholders outside the Hartford family a vote in how the family-controlled corporation will be run. Some 19% of A. & P. stock is now held by the public, but the shares carry no regular voting power. The move is the first step in what Wall Street believes is a plan for the heirs of A. & P. Founder George H. Hartford* to sell part of their 81% stock interest in the food chain (last fiscal year...

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