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Kessel Food Market is a Michigan retail grocery store chain founded by Al Kessel in 1981. The first store was opened in Saginaw, Michigan and it has since grown to 20 locations throughout the Tri-Cities area of Michigan. Kessel Food Markets, Inc. was run by the Kessel family until it was purchased by the Kroger Co. in 1999. State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... 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. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Saginaw is a city located in Saginaw County, Michigan. ... Kroger Co. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In the 1980s and 1990s, Kessel was well-known in the Tri-Cities for a series of television commericals hosted by founder Al Kessel. In the ads, Kessel -- who was widely thought to resemble Captain Kangaroo -- would walk down the aisles of one of his stores picking up foods items, reading off the prices to the camera, and then tossing the food off-screen. Each ad would end with Kessel telling the viewer: "Because at Kessel, we're with you." Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Events and trends Technology Explosive growth of the Internet; decrease in the cost of computers and other technology Reduction in size and cost of mobile phones leads to a massive surge in their popularity Year 2000 problem (commonly known as Y2K) Microsoft Windows operating system becomes virtually ubiquitous on IBM... An American family watching television in the 1950s. ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... Captain Kangaroo was a childrens show which aired weekday mornings on CBS from 1955 until 1984, then moved to PBS until 1992. ...


External Links

National Labor Relations Board vs Kessel Food Markets, Inc. (http://www.nlrb.gov/nlrb/shared_files/decisions/287/287-426.txt)


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