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Wineland's IGA Foodliner: The Area's First Supermarket

Grocery supermarkets were a new thing in the 1950s. As was mentioned in a previous article, up until that time when you shopped at a grocery store, you went up to the counter and told the clerk what you wanted and they would bring it to you, item by item. Grocery stores were very much smaller than today’s markets. Items were stacked to the ceiling, which in many cases were ten feet high or more. Clerks used long hooks to bring things down or to knock them loose, then catch them as they fell. Selections were thereby limited. Some grocery stores did not sell fresh meat or poultry; those items we...


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