This month marks an important milestone in the history of the supermarket: The supermarket food-retailing concept is now 75 years old. Most historians of food retailing credit King Kullen Grocery Co. with being the first true supermarket. The first King Kullen opened Aug. 4, 1930, in Jamaica, N.Y., a town in Queens. Perhaps chief among the numerous remarkable facts about that company is that it was founded by Michael J. Cullen and that to this day it remains family operated by the Cullen ...

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