Takeovers: A Dart Flies At Safeway

A Dart Flies At Safeway

Oil companies may flinch at the sight of Corporate Raider T. Boone Pickens, but in the retailing business the marauders to watch out for are Herbert Haft, 65, and his son Robert, 33, of Washington. As the owners of Dart Group, which runs the Crown Books and Trak Auto chains, the Hafts always seem to be shopping around for a major retailer. In the past two years they have bought large blocks of stock in May Department Stores and two pharmacy chains, Jack Eckerd and Revco. In each case the Hafts' move drove up the price of the stock in the...

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