Looking Back... What goes around comes around. When the modern American supermarket was in its infancy 75 years ago, the more established chain operators -- who hand-picked orders for customers and often delivered them as well -- dismissed the format as a passing fancy. "Chain store executives, [who] had devoted many years to reducing their pattern of cash-and-carry almost to a science, could not understand how the super[market] -- particularly the barren structures located in ...

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