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What is the first supermarket you can remember?

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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
What supermarket can you remember existed in your childhood? It may help if you think about the one your mother or grandmother shopped in.
For me, as a child of the 60s in Liverpool, it is the Co-Op. I cannot remember if any other supermarket existed in this region until Spar came along in the 70s. Tesco seems like it has always been there.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Asda back in 1990 :)
#2
Tesco back in the seventies
#3
Kwiks in the 80's :-)
#4
Mine is the Co-op too and I still use it as it the only option in our village

Don't remember Tesco but can recall Asda from my childhood too
#5
Galbraith, I think it was called (Glasgow) sometime ago...............
#6
I think it must be Tesco's & the Co Op
''It's all at the Co Op ... Now'' !
#7
sainsburys has been in our town the longest i think
#8
The international, they used to deliver you shopping as well :thumbsup: back in the 60s :oops:
#9
Not so much a supermarket as a department 'store' ( not a word I recall from then), but not like Debenhams. The Co-op in the 50's, had separate bits to it - and the money was sent along in whizzy jars on wires in the air and you got divvy!!
#10
I remember crisps were the first thing after you went through the barrier, my mum used to sit us in the trolley open the multipack and give us a packet and we wernt to ask for anything else on the way round!! lol I'm sure you would be arrested for that these days!!

always got a booty bag when dad did over time too :thumbsup: fruit salads and flap jacks happy days
#11
chesso;2983060
The Co-op in the 50's, had separate bits to it - and the money was sent along in whizzy jars on wires in the air and you got divvy!!


And Green Shield Stamps. BTW. The Tesco near me uses that wizzy jar thingy still.
banned#12
Supermarket - islamabad back in 1988 :)
#13
Bejam
#14
Predikuesi
And Green Shield Stamps. BTW. The Tesco near me uses that wizzy jar thingy still.

When did GS stamps start?
Do you live in a special heritage zone?
#15
lennons in leigh lancs its now iceland
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8655/lennonstp1.jpg
#16
chesso;2983093
Wheh did GS stamps start?
Do you live in a special heritage zone?



http://www.retrowow.co.uk/retro_britain/green_shield_stamps/green_shield_stamsp.gif


Green Shield Stamps were almost everywhere in the Britain of the 60s and 70s. If you bought your groceries at certain shops the retailer gave you stamps to stick in a book. Once you had collected enough you exchanged the books for gifts. Most people can remember Green Shield Stamps, but there were other schemes. Does anyone remember Blue Star, Gift Coupon, Happy Clubs, Thrift Stamp, Uneedus Bonus, Universal Sales Promotions or Yellow Stamps?
#17
A1 Food Hall - i think it had a red & olive green line as part of logo???
#18
Internationals
#19
Co-op and their voucher book back in the early 70s.
#20
raptorcigs;2983102
lennons in leigh lancs its now iceland
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/8655/lennonstp1.jpg


Two Pound of sugar 1/3d, those were the days! :)
#21
My mum shopped at the 2 we had in our high street in the sixties ................Laws stores and Moores .
Whickham Front Street if anyone from the area can remember .
#22
Mine was Savacentre (now a Sainsburys) in the 80's. Great store and it had a catchy jingle to go with the store aswell... memories!
#23
ricko;2983202
My mum shopped at the 2 we had in our high street in the sixties ................Laws stores and Moores .
Whickham Front Street if anyone from the area can remember .


They ought to have joined together 'Laws & Moores' has a ring to it.
#24
It was international, then changed to Gateways, then to somerfields. And finefare
#25
Capitol?
#26
Ohh I can also remember Dunne Stores too
#27
1942 First self-service shop opened by the London Co-operative Society. By 1950, 90% of all the self-service stores in the UK were operated by co-operatives.

1955 British co-operatives operating 30,000 retail shops reaching their peak in terms of market penetration; having market shares for food of 20% 12% of non-food; and with 13 million people reported to be in membership.

I can't find a picture of the whizzy things!!
#28
fireheaven;2983235
Ohh I can also remember Dunne Stores too

Is that the Dunnes Stores in Ireland?
#29
Finefare, must have been the mid-eighties I suppose. They had the best chips in their cafe bit :thumbsup:
#30
nlambert
It was international, then changed to Gateways, then to somerfields. And finefare


Ooh, FineFare, yup remember one of those in Barton on Humber, late 70's early 80's

Also used to get dragged 'round Jacksons & Granways (thick yellow & red vertical striped background to the black, curly font, with rounded edges to the bottom of the stripes) in Grimsby in the early 70's......
#31
Predikuesi
Is that the Dunnes Stores in Ireland?


Yep - its still the same too
#32
chesso;2983060
Not so much a supermarket as a department 'store' ( not a word I recall from then), but not like Debenhams. The Co-op in the 50's, had separate bits to it - and the money was sent along in whizzy jars on wires in the air and you got divvy!!

LoL I remember those, sales assistant put the money in then Wizzz of to the cashier in a booth, then WIIzzzzz back it came with the change :roll:

Remember dad driving round looking for double treble or even quad Green Shield stamps :w00t:
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happy donkey
LoL I remember those, sales assistant put the money in then Wizzz of to the cashier in a booth, then WIIzzzzz back it came with the change :roll:

Remember dad driving round looking for double treble or even duad Green Shield stamps :w00t:


I remembered our divvy number for many a long year but it's evaporated from my brain now. Used to love going to get it with my mum.
GS stamps - my job - sticking them all in. Brill.
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chesso;2983261

I can't find a picture of the whizzy things!!


A modern version
http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/images/pneumatic-tube.jpg
#35
fireheaven;2983278
Yep - its still the same too


My wife's family swore by SuperValue :)
#36
Predikuesi
A modern version
http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source/images/pneumatic-tube.jpg


haha!! :)
#37
Finefare. I remember you could weigh out your own cereal, coffee, sugar etc. It's Asda now
#38
gateways, bejams and and one that began with a K kwick save or summit
#39
ilovepink
gateways, bejams and and one that began with a K kwick save or summit


Kwik-E-Mart????

Must remember to seperate reality from fiction......:whistling:
#40
ilovepink
gateways, bejams and and one that began with a K kwick save or summit


It was Kwik save, i remember that too. Our Kwik save only closed 2 years ago :)

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