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Food and Nutrition through the 21st Century: The Consumer

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The Grocery Store

Over the last couple of centuries, grocery stores have grown from public markets to small, locally-owned stores to grocery store chains and supermarkets.

J.L West Grocery Store in Albemarle, NC (1920s)

Source: North Carolina Digital Heritage Center & Stanly County Museum

Inside the City Market in Brevard, NC (1920s)

Source: Courtesy of the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room, Transylvania County Library & North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

A modern grocery store

Source: Morgue File Photos


Food Advertisements through the Century