Personnel: Making Change at A. & P.

Ralph W. Burger was the personal choice of Brothers George and John Hartford to succeed them as head of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., founded by their father in 1859. But in his six years as chairman-president of A. & P., Burger has had less success with other Hartford family shareholders, who together hold about 40% of A. & P.'s stock. In 1958. at their insistence. A. & P. added outside directors to its board for the first time. Two months ago. the six outsiders vigorously dissented from Burger's selection of Vice President...

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