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Encyclopedia > Pueblo Supermarkets

Pueblo has been one of Puerto Rico's major supermarket chains since the 1950s. 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. ...


The brainchild of brothers Harold Toppel and George Toppel, Pueblo began as a single store operation on Roosevelt Avenue in the Puerto Nuevo section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The wide success of the first store led the Toppels to open 43 other Pueblo Supermarkets around the Island and, by 1960, to convert the enterprise into a public corporation that began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Nickname: Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: Country United States Territory Puerto Rico Founded 1508/1521 Area  - City 76. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


1963 saw Pueblo expand beyond Puerto Rico's shores to another U.S. territory. Pueblo opened stores in St. Thomas and St. Croix, quickly becoming a popular supermarket chain with the people of those two members of the United States Virgin Islands. Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea and a constituent of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). ... Saint Croix from space, January 1993 Saint Croix is one of the United States Virgin Islands, a United States territory, in the Caribbean. ...


Pueblo introduced the trademark Pueblo Foods, which included anything from paper towels to rice and was sold in all Pueblo stores. It wasn't uncommon to see someone come out of a Pueblo supermarket with a few cans of Pueblo tomato sauce or Pueblo olives in their shopping carts. In addition, Pueblo sold such top brands as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Arroz Sello Rojo, Bacardi, Charmin', Ball Park Franks, Eveready, Dannon, Casera sauce, Frito-Lay, and many others. The wave shape (known as the dynamic ribbon device) present on all Coca-Cola cans throughout the world derives from the contour of the original Coca-Cola bottles. ... Pepsi Cola, is a cola soft drink produced and manufactured by PepsiCo. ... The Cathedral Of Rum at the Distillery in Puerto Rico near San Juan. ... Ball Park is the name of a brand of hot dogs made by Sara Lee. ... Multiple corporations use, or have used, the name Eveready. These include: Eveready Income Fund, a Canadian oil and industrial services company. ... Groupe Danone SA is an international food products company with its central headquarters in France, specializing in dairy products, especially famous for its yoghurt. ... External links Frito-Lay Frito-Lay Canada Frito-Lay company history Frito-Lay company timeline Categories: Food and drink stubs | PepsiCo subsidiaries | Food companies of the United States | Snack companies of the United States ...


In 1983, Pueblo launched the Pueblo Xtra concept, a discount warehouse type supermarket which allowed the customer to shop for food in a larger store featuring lower prices. In 1990, Pueblo introduced Blockbuster Video to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Blockbuster video store This article is about the chain of video stores. ...


In 2003, Pueblo faced financial troubles and there were rumors of a potential buyer from Venezuela. Despite this, Pueblo's management remained optimistic about the company's future. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2007, Pueblo appeared to be facing serious financial difficulties again, as many locations were closed. Some were taken over by Econo Supermarkets and the entire chain is expected to cease operations in September 2007. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


This is a list of the locations bought by Econo Supermarkets:


Isla Verde- Los Colobos- Plaza Las Americas- Plaza Carolina-


Other locations have been bought by Grande Supermarkets and Supermercados COOP like the one that used to be Pueblo in Isabela, at Plaza Isabela.


This was the biggest supermarket in Puerto Rico, and had a large varieties of products, including their own trade mark (Food Club), like the spring water that was made by Agua El Manantial.


External links

  • Pueblo Xtra - official site.

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Pueblo Supermarkets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Pueblo is one of Puerto Rico's main supermarket companies and it has been so since the 1950s.
Pueblo introduced the trademark Pueblo Foods, which produces anything from paper towels to rice, and is sold on all of Pueblo's stores.
In 2003, Pueblo faced financial troubles, but there were rumors of a potential buyer coming from Venezuela.
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