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Delchamps was a chain of American grocery stores, based in Mobile, Alabama. This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of a supermarket. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Government  - Mayor Sam Jones Area  - City 412. ...

The chain was founded by Alfred Frederick Delchamps in November 1921 at the corner of Lawrence and Canal streets in Mobile, which he operated along with his brother, Oliver. The company is credited with bringing the supermarket concept to its home state in 1955. Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of an upscale supermarket. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The chain was a fixture in the middle Gulf Coast areas, with more than a hundred stores at its 1990s peak in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Louisiana. The Gulf of Mexico is a major body of water bordered and nearly landlocked by North America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city Baton Rouge [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...

In 1997, the chain was purchased by Jackson, Mississippi-based Jitney Jungle, itself a well-known brand name in its home state and neighboring Louisiana. A total of 114 Delchamps stores were purchased, with a handful being closed and another small group being re-branded as Jitney Jungle. However, the purchase and Jitney's takeover by an investment firm proved to be ill-advised, and by 1999 the combined chains went into bankruptcy. The next year some stores were sold off to competitor Winn-Dixie; most of those locations have since closed in the wake of that chain's own troubles and retrenchment toward its northern Florida base. Nineteen other locations were sold to Bruno's Supermarkets and converted to their brands. At least one location in Hoover, Alabama was later converted to a Publix supermarket. 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Crossroads of the South, Jacktown Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822  - Mayor Frank Melton Area    - City  106. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of a individuals or organizations to pay their... Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ... Brunos Supermarkets is an American chain of grocery stores, founded in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. ... Publix Super Markets, Inc. ...

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