EARLY STORES PIONEER SELF-SERVICE CONCEPT

By the time SN began publishing in 1952, the supermarket had largely evolved into a form not all that different from its current one.Horse-drawn carts laden with fresh fruits and baked goods had already been driven off the scene by larger grocery stores that sold a little bit of everything. Barrels of molasses and sacks of flour had been replaced with packages more conducive to self-service.The concept

By the time SN began publishing in 1952, the supermarket had largely evolved into a form not all that different from its current one.

Horse-drawn carts laden with fresh fruits and baked goods had already been driven off the scene by larger grocery stores that sold a little bit of everything. Barrels of molasses and sacks of flour had been replaced with packages more conducive to self-service.

The concept of self-service appeared in the early 1900s, and it forced changes in bot

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