Big Chain ad from 1940

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Big Chain ad from 1940

Post by wnetmacman » 13 Dec 2019 00:30

Seems that Big Chain in Shreveport was pretty snippy back in 1940 when United Gas came to town from Houston.
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Funny thing is that two of those competitors ended up in Shreveport later on...Weingarten came to town in 1957, and Henke and Pillot (via Kroger by that time) came a little later on via an acquisition of Childs Food Stores. Kroger bought Big Chain in 1960.
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Post by Groceteria » 13 Dec 2019 10:41

That's great. I continue to be fascinated by Big Chain.

I also love the term "master grocery stores." IIRC, First National and Fisher Foods both used the term "master market" on some of their stores in the 1930s/40s as well.

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Post by Andrew T. » 13 Dec 2019 12:57

Dominion in Canada also used the words "Master Market" to advertise its first freestanding postwar supermarkets. It's an alliterative term that seems to have resonated across a broad swath of the industry.
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Re: Big Chain ad from 1940

Post by rich » 13 Dec 2019 16:40

Fisher Foods in Cleveland used the term "Master Market" from the 30s into the early 60s.

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