These are the latest blog updates. Click on the title to read the full article.
Lots of new and updated pages over the past few weeks, mostly centered on Florida and the Gulf Coast:
- Fort Lauderdale Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1936-1981
- Hollywood Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1946-1980
- Pompano Beach Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1955-1982
- Boca Raton Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1956-1988
- Delray Beach Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1948-1966
- Jupiter and Tequesta Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1967-1996
- West Palm Beach Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1987
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:
- Aurora, IL Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1924-2020
- Shreveport LA chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1925-2020
- Geneva NY chain grocery/supermarket locations, 1921-1989
You might also want to check out the queue to see what’s coming up!
I will have the privilege and honor of introducing Dr. Lisa Tolbert at a book launch for Beyond Piggy Wiggly: Inventing the American Self-service Store next Thursday night at the Greensboro History Museum. Come by if you’re in the neighborhood!
New book that you want:
…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:
Kansas City Area, updated with the addition of:
- Kansas City (Kansas) Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1925-1992
- Independence Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1924-1991
- Shawnee-Mission still to come
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.
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.
It’s an external link because I don’t want to take it live as a search box on the site yet.
In which I give a public talk about Triad supermarket history for the High Point Historical Society at the High Point Museum.
It was a great crowd and this was tons of fun!
By request from a Twitter poll, Amarillo chain grocery.supermarket locations, 1925-2020. It’s more interesting than I expected, I must admit. Lots of independents and small chains, plus an unusual (for the late 1950s) entrance through acquisition of a local chain by Safeway.