News & Updates

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Kansas City and more

For your perusal on this Wednesday evening, I offer a big update to the Kansas City section, adding Shawnee-Mission, Overland Park, and Raytown, and also updating most of the area from the early 1990s to the present. I wasn’t sre I would be able to do this one, so I’m excited, and it’s definitely an interesting period in the history of the region.

Other new stuff since the last front-page update:

You might also want to check out the queue to see what’s coming up!

Updates, new book, Canada, etc.

New book that you want:

Beyond Piggly Wiggly

…and not just because I’m several footnotes and an acknowledgement in it. This one is really good and was written by a colleague of mine at UNCG. There will be a better review coming soon, but you can pre-order now. It drops on 1 August.

Newly added since last I bothered to update the front page:

Bloomington (Indiana) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1929-2020

Kansas City Area, updated with the addition of:

Napa Valley Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1930-1979

Lancaster (Ohio) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

Springfield (Ohio) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-2020

True North strong and free:

I’m off this weekend for some quality time in Canada. After a weeklong conference in Toronto, I’ll be going other places yet to be determined. This will be my first trip to Toronto post-pandemic (it’s usually an annual destination for me but I was thwarted by an early winter storm last year) and I am much excited, particularly following my big recent Toronto update. If you see me in Loblaws, say hello.

Search Testing

The content on Groceteria comes from three primary sources: the main site, the message board, and the Google Sheets that generate the location lists. Right now, you can’t search across all those. The easiest (and free) way to accomplish that is to add a custom Google search to the site. I don’t love that option (especially the look and feel and the ads) but I’m testing different things and this is thing number one.

Try this and let me know what you think.

It’s an external link because I don’t want to take it live as a search box on the site yet.

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Updated on 26 November 2022