FACTOID # 11: Oklahoma has the highest rate of women in State or Federal correctional facilities.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Grocery store
This Flagship Randalls store in Houston, Texas is an example of a supermarket.

A grocery store is a store established primarily for the retailing of food. You buy food at a grocery store. A grocer, the owner of a grocery store, stocks different kinds of foods from assorted places and cultures, and sells them to customers. Large grocery stores that stock products other than food, such as clothing or household items, are called supermarkets. Small grocery stores that mainly sell fruits and vegetables are known as produce markets (U.S) or greengrocers (Britain), and small grocery stores that predominantly sell snack foods and sandwiches are known as convenience stores or delicatessens. 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. ... A greengrocer in central Milan with a sign in Milanese, the local dialect, claiming to be the oldest greengrocer of Milan (lortolán püŝee vêcc de Milan) A greengrocer is a retail trader in fruit and vegetables; that is, in green groceries. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 839 KB) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 839 KB) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Randalls Food Markets operates 112 supermarkets in the Houston, Austin, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas under the Randalls, Flagship Randalls, Tom Thumb, Flagship Tom Thumb, and Simon David banners. ... Houston redirects here. ... 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. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... A grocer is a dealer in staple foodstuffs, such as meats, produce or dairy products, and other household supplies. ... 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. ... A greengrocer in central Milan with a sign in Milanese, the local dialect, claiming to be the oldest greengrocer of Milan (lortolán püŝee vêcc de Milan) A greengrocer is a retail trader in fruit and vegetables; that is, in green groceries. ... A convenience store is a small store or shop, generally accessible or local. ...

Contents

History

Interior of a dry grocer's shop in downtown Vancouver, Washington, circa 1909.
Interior of a dry grocer's shop in downtown Vancouver, Washington, circa 1909.

The first grocery stores were set up as trading posts, which sold not only food but clothing, household items, tools, furniture, and other miscellaneous merchandise. These trading posts evolved into larger retail businesses known as general stores. These facilities generally dealt in "dry" goods such as flour, dry beans, baking soda, and canned foods. Fresh meat was obtained from a butcher, milk from a local dairy, eggs and vegetables were either produced by families themselves or bartered for with neighbors. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Motto: A colorful past, a bright future Location in Washington Coordinates: , Country State County Clark County Founded 1825 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Royce Pollard Area  - City  46. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A trading post is a place where trading of goods takes place. ... A general store is usually a retailer located in a small town or in a rural area with a broad selection of merchandise crammed into a relatively small space. ... Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), or sodium hydrogen carbonate, also known as baking soda and bicarbonate of soda, is a soluble white anhydrous or crystalline compound, with a slight alkaline taste resembling that of sodium carbonate. ... Butcher shop in Valencia A butcher is someone who prepares various meats and other related goods for sale. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ...


Modern grocers—like supermarkets, greengrocers, and convenience stores—are descended from general stores. Many rural areas still contain general stores which sell goods from indigenous cigars to imported napkins. In certain places, these may also handle goods deemed illegal by the local authority. These stores normally offer credit facility, a system of payment which works on trust rather than current day credit cards. In the past, this allowed farm families to buy staple products until the harvest arrived. Look up credit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


International

The business of grocery stores varies from nation to nation; however, the stores are all similar in their principle selling of edible goods. The nature of these goods varies with local availability and traditional diet.


Europe

Because many European cities (Rome, for example) are already so dense in population and buildings, large supermarkets, in the American sense, will almost undoubtedly never replace the local grocery store. However, 'Metro' stores have been appearing in town and city centres in many countries, leading to the decline of independent smaller stores, and large out-of-town supermarkets and hypermarkets, such as Tesco in the United Kingdom, have been steadily sapping the trade from smaller stores. Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... In commerce, a hypermarket (from the French hypermarché) is a store which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ...


United States

Typical example of a American grocery store aisle.
Typical example of a American grocery store aisle.

American grocery stores are set up in different styles ranging from rural family-owned, such as IGAs, to urban or suburban boutique chains, such as Whole Foods Market. Image File history File links Storeisle. ... Image File history File links Storeisle. ... IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ... Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFMI) is an Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocer, which, as of July 5, 2007, consisted of 196[3] locations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. ...


The establishment of "all-in-one" hypermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Target has forced consolidation among the grocery business. The global buying power of such companies has put an increased financial burden on traditional local grocery stores as well as the national supermarket chains. Packaged food aisles of Fred Meyer in Portland, Oregon In commerce, a hypermarket or multi-department store is a superstore which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... 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. ...


When a small grocery store is in competition with large supermarkets, the grocery store often creates its own niche market by selling unique, premium quality, or ethnic foods that cannot be easily found in a supermarket. A grocery store may also compete by being located in a mixed commercial-residential area that is close to, and convenient for, its customers. A niche market also known as a target market is a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector. ...


Some local grocers distinguish themselves from larger supermarkets by providing ready-made foods such as sandwiches, hot dogs, and ice cream. Although large chains have begun to add food service, smaller grocery stores have an advantage in that they can generally provide fresher and cheaper prepared foods, and a less busy environment in which to eat them.


Cultural impact

Many grocery stores that carry a type of food products from a certain culture such as Italian or Middle-Eastern have served as gathering points for many immigrants. Supermarkets have also eliminated the need for speciality stores. Also, many teenagers find their first job at grocery stores. Food is any substance, usually composed primarily of carbohydrates, fats, water and/or proteins, that can be eaten or drunk by an animal for nutrition and/or pleasure. ... The traditional Middle East and the G8s Greater Middle East. ...


Notable grocery stores

See List of supermarkets for more grocery stores and supermarkets.

Some notable grocery stores include Albertsons, ALDI, Herbie's ,Sainsbury's, Tesco, Fred Meyer, Loeb, Loblaws, IGA, The Big Apple, Farm Boy, H-E-B, Cumberland Farms, Save-a-Lot, Save-On-Foods, Brookshire Grocery Company, Kroger, Bi-Lo, Piggly Wiggly, Giant Eagle, Hy-Vee, Safeway, Schnucks, QFC, Stewart's Shops, Stop & Shop,Shoprite, AP Fresh, Trader Joe's, Pathmark, Key Food, A&P, ACME, Publix, Food Lion, Delhaize, Waldbaum's, Wegmans, Haggen, Reasor's Grocery, ASDA, Morrisons, Winn-Dixie, Somerfield, Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Meijer, Fresh Market, Smith's, Von, Ralph's,Copps, and Sobeys. Supermarkets, past and present, include: // Originating (HQ) country first. ... A typical Albertsons store. ...  , short for ALbrecht DIscount, is a discount supermarket chain based in Germany and one of the largest retail chains worldwide. ... J Sainsbury plc is the parent company of Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd, commonly known as Sainsburys, a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... An unrelated hypermarket chain is Meijer. ... Loeb Logo Loeb is a Canadian supermarket chain of 40 stores in Ottawa and northeastern Ontario. ... Loblaws, Toronto, 2007 Loblaws is a supermarket chain of 68 stores, headquartered in Brampton, with stores across Ontario and Quebec. ... IGA is a name used by many independent grocery stores throughout the world. ... The Big Apple - Manhattan viewed from the World Trade Center The Big Apple is a nickname or alternate toponym for New York City. ... Farm Boy is an Ottawa, Canada based supermarket that sells primarily fresh produce. ... H.E. Butt Grocery Company (abbreviated H-E-B) is a privately held San Antonio, Texas-based supermarket chain with over 300 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. ... Cumberland Farms is a chain of convenience stores based in Canton, Massachusetts and operating primarily in the eastern United States. ... Save-A-Lot is a grocery store chain that is the thirteenth-largest retail chain and sixth-largest chain under a single banner with more than one thousand stores in the United States and $4 billion in sales. ... Save-On-Foods is a chain of supermarkets located across the Western Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. ... Brookshire Grocery Co. ... Kroger headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... BI-LO is the name of several different supermarket chains around the world: BI-LO (Australia) BI-LO (United States) Bilo is also The retarded brother of Sacha Baron Cohens character Borat. ... Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southeastern and Midwestern states of the United States. ... This article is about the supermarket chain. ... The current corporate logo Hy-Vee Food Stores is an employee-owned chain of supermarkets located in the Midwestern United States. ... This article is about article is about the US-based corporation. ... Schnucks (originally Schnucks) is the 10th-largest privately held grocery store chain in the United States. ... Categories: Stub | Retail companies of the United States | Supermarkets in the United States ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company is a chain of supermarkets located mostly in New England. ... ShopRite, Shoprite, and Shop Rite are names of companies based in the United States, South Africa, and Australia, respectively. ... Trader Joes is a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores headquartered in Monrovia, California. ... Pathmark (NASDAQ: PTMK), headquartered in Carteret, New Jersey, is a supermarket chain founded in 1968 when its parent, Supermarkets General (now known by the store name), pulled out of the ShopRite retailers cooperative. ... Key Food Stores Co-Op Inc. ... For the short story by John Updike, see A&P (story). ... Acme (Greek: , the peak, zenith, prime) denotes the best of something. ... Publix Super Markets, Inc. ... Food Lion LLC is an American grocery store company headquartered in Salisbury, North Carolina that operates approximately 1,300 supermarkets in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states under the Food Lion, Harveys, Bloom, Bottom Dollar, and Reids nameplates. ... Delhaize Group (Euronext: DELB, NYSE: DEG) is a food retailer headquartered in Belgium which operates in 10 countries and on three continents. ... Waldbaums logo Waldbaums is a supermarket chain in New York, especially dominant on Long Island. ... Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. ... Haggen Food & Pharmacy is the largest independent grocery retailer in the Pacific Northwest. ... Reasor Llc (more simply Reasors or Reasors Groceries) is a family-owned, full-service, regional grocery store chain based in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. ... ASDA is a chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom offering food, clothing and general merchandise products. ... For other uses, see Morrison. ... Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ... Somerfield is a chain of small to medium-sized supermarkets operating in the United Kingdom. ... Harris Teeter is a chain of upscale supermarkets based in Matthews, North Carolina, just outside Charlotte. ... Whole foods are foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed and refined as little as possible before being consumed. ... For the unrelated chain of hypermarkets that is owned by Kroger, see Fred Meyer. ... The Fresh Market is a chain of gourmet supermarkets based in North Carolina. ... Smiths is one of the largest brand of potato chips released in Australia owned by The Smiths Snackfood Company. ... Von (generally in small case only as von) is a German preposition which approximately means of or from. ... A Ralphs Marketplace in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California Ralphs Grocery Company is a major supermarket chain in the Southern California area. ... Sobeys TSX: SBY is a Canadian supermarket chain headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. ...


Consumer spending

The US Labor Department has calcuated that food purchased at home and in restaurants are 13 percent of household purchases, behind 32 percent for housing and 18 percent for transportation. The average US family spent $280 per month or $3,305 per year at grocery stores in 2004. The newsletter Dollar Stretcher survey found $149 a month for a single person, $257 for a couple and $396 for a family of four.[1] Image File history File links Gnome-globe. ...


See also

Look up grocery in
Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

  Results from FactBites:
 
grocery store: Information from Answers.com (6534 words)
Small grocery stores that mainly sell fruits and vegetables are known as greengrocers, and small grocery stores that predominantly sell snack foods and sandwiches are known as convenience stores or delicatessens.
However, 'Metro' stores have been appearing in town and city centres in many countries, leading to the decline of independent smaller stores, and large out-of-town supermarkets and hypermarkets, such as Tesco in the United Kingdom, have been steadily sapping the trade from smaller stores.
When a small grocery store is in competition with large supermarkets, the grocery store often creates its own niche market by selling unique, premium quality, or traditional foods that cannot be easily found in a supermarket.
Grocery Store (750 words)
The students will be able to calculate the amount of money needed for groceries using multiplication, addition, and subtraction.
Before the unit begins, the class should research the prices of certain food items at the grocery stores.
Once the students have determined what they need to buy at the store, according to their scenario, they must calculate the total cost for their purchases after using the coupons and record their calculations in their money journal.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m