BETHPAGE, N.Y. -- King Kullen Grocery Co. here is marking its 75-year anniversary this month -- which also marks the 75th anniversary of the modern supermarket, according to the Smithsonian Institution. While many companies lay claim to the distinction of being the first supermarket in the U.S., King Kullen takes great pride in the designation on its corporate logo as America's First Supermarket and cites as its authority the Smithsonian, which says the King Kullen store that opened ...

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