Penn Fruit

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Pennsylvania chain with distinctive store designs. Overexpansion and aggressive competition drove the chain out of business in the mid-1970s. Not affiliated with Penn Traffic, current owner of Big Bear.

The following article is from a Philadelphia magazine, circa 1978, and contains an extensive history of Penn Fruit, particularly its final years. Alas, I cannot remember who sent me the article, nor the name and date of the magazine.

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