Bibliography and Sources

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Selected (and Incomplete) Bibliography:

Many of these titles are available for purchase.

  • Esther R. Cramer, The Alpha Beta Story: An Illustrated History of a Leading Western Food Retailer (Alpha Beta Acme Markets, 1973)
  • Pat Dunbar, Joe: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Bruno Food Stores (Joseph S. Bruno, 1983)
  • George Laycock, The Kroger Story: A Century of Innovation (Kroger, 1983)
  • Geoffrey M. Lebhar, Chain Stores in America: 1989-1959 (Chain Store Publishing Corporation, 1959)
  • Richard Longstreth, The Drive-in, the Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941 (MIT, 1999)
  • Richard Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (MIT, 1998)
  • Chester Liebs, Main Street to Miracle Mile (Little, Brown, and Company, 1985)
  • James M. Mayo, The American Grocery Store: The Business Evolution of An Architectural Space (Greenwood Press, 1993)
  • Edwin J. Perkins, Wall Street to Main Street: Charles Merrill and Middle-class Investors (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • William I. Walsh, The Rise & Decline of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (Lyle Stuart Inc, 1986)
  • Mark Winetka and Jason Lesley, Lion’s Share (Down Home Press, 1991)

Other Books:

Many of these titles are available for purchase.

  • J.E. Davis, Don’t Make A&P Mad (Self-published, 19??)
  • That Wonderful A&P (1971)
  • A&P: Past, Present, and Future (Progressive Grocer, 1971)
  • Supermarket News, The New Way at Safeway (Supermarket News, 1957)

Other Publications:

  • R.L Polk City Directories for San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County, Stockton, and Sacramento, California, and Greensboro, North Carolina (1920-present where available)
  • Pacific Bell Directories for San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County, Stockton, and Sacramento, California (1920-present where available)
  • Southern Bell Directories for Greensboro, North Carolina (1930-present where available)