For decades, the supermarket reigned supreme as the preferred source for at-home food and beverages. Indeed, today’s national chains were once individual produce stands and meat stores that grew by adding other perishables, dry grocery and service counters. By the post-war 1950s, they had become a one-stop convenience destination. It’s a formula that still influences the way Americans shop today. “You have an extremely emotional experience when you walk into a ...

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