Supermarket

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A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into sections and shelves.wikipedia
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Grocery store

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It is larger and has a wider selection than earlier grocery stores, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market.
Large grocery stores that stock significant amounts of non-food products, such as clothing and household items, are called supermarkets.

Hypermarket

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It is larger and has a wider selection than earlier grocery stores, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market.
A "hypermarket" (sometimes called a "supercenter" or "superstore") is a big-box store combining a supermarket and a department store.

Filling station

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Other services may include those of banks, cafés, childcare centres/creches, insurance (and other financial services), Mobile Phone services, photo processing, video rentals, pharmacies or petrol stations.
Conversely, some chain stores, such as supermarkets, discount stores, warehouse clubs, or traditional convenience stores, have provided filling stations on the premises.

Shopping cart

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Self-service with shopping carts (trolleys) or baskets reduces labor cost, and many supermarket chains are attempting further reduction by shifting to self-service check-out.
A shopping cart (American English) or trolley (British English), also known by a variety of other names, is a cart supplied by a shop, especially supermarkets, for use by customers inside the shop for transport of merchandise to the checkout counter during shopping.

Piggly Wiggly

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The concept of a self-service grocery store was developed by entrepreneur Clarence Saunders and his Piggly Wiggly stores.
Piggly Wiggly is an American supermarket chain operating in the Southern and Midwestern regions of the United States, run by Piggly Wiggly, LLC, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers.

Produce

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The supermarket typically has aisles for meat, fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods.
In supermarkets, the term is also used to refer to the section where fruit and vegetables are kept.

King Kullen

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Historically, there has been debate about the origin of the supermarket, with King Kullen and Ralphs of California having strong claims.
King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is an American supermarket chain based on Long Island.

Ralphs

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Historically, there has been debate about the origin of the supermarket, with King Kullen and Ralphs of California having strong claims. Kroger is perhaps the most nationally oriented supermarket chain in the United States but it has preserved most of its regional brands, including Ralphs, City Market, King Soopers, Fry's, Smith's, and QFC.
Ralphs is an American major supermarket chain in the Southern California area and the largest subsidiary of Cincinnati-based Kroger.

Clarence Saunders (grocer)

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The concept of a self-service grocery store was developed by entrepreneur Clarence Saunders and his Piggly Wiggly stores.
His ideas have had a massive influence on the development of the modern supermarket.

Henke & Pillot

Other contenders included Weingarten's Big Food Markets and Henke & Pillot.
Henke & Pillot was a chain of supermarkets headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Retail

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A supermarket is a self-service shop offering a wide variety of food and household products, organized into sections and shelves.
They differ from department stores and supermarkets which carry a wide range of merchandise.

Kroger

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They determined that the first true supermarket in the United States was opened by a former Kroger employee, Michael J. Cullen, on 4 August 1930, inside a 6000 sqft former garage in Jamaica, Queens in New York City.
It is the United States's largest supermarket chain by revenue ($115.34 billion for fiscal year 2016), the second-largest general retailer (behind Walmart) and the seventeenth largest company in the United States.

Weingarten's

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Other contenders included Weingarten's Big Food Markets and Henke & Pillot.
Weingarten's was a supermarket chain in the Southern United States until it was acquired by Safeway in 1983.

Safeway Inc.

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Other established American grocery chains in the 1930s, such as Kroger and Safeway at first resisted Cullen's idea, but eventually were forced to build their own supermarkets as the economy sank into the Great Depression, while consumers were becoming price-sensitive at a level never experienced before.
Safeway, Inc., is an American supermarket chain founded in 1915.

Shoplifting

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Although there is a higher risk of shoplifting, the costs of appropriate security measures ideally will be outweighed by reduced labor costs.
Commonly shoplifted items are usually small and easy to hide, such as groceries, especially steak and instant coffee, razor blades and cartridges, small technology items such as MP3 players, smartphones, USB flash drives, earphones, CDs and DVDs, gift cards, cosmetics, jewelry, multivitamins, pregnancy tests, electric toothbrushes and clothing.

Fry's Food and Drug

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Kroger is perhaps the most nationally oriented supermarket chain in the United States but it has preserved most of its regional brands, including Ralphs, City Market, King Soopers, Fry's, Smith's, and QFC.
Fry's Food & Drug Stores, Inc., is a chain of supermarkets that has a major presence in the U.S. state of Arizona.

QFC

Quality Food Centers
Kroger is perhaps the most nationally oriented supermarket chain in the United States but it has preserved most of its regional brands, including Ralphs, City Market, King Soopers, Fry's, Smith's, and QFC.
Quality Food Centers (QFC) is a supermarket chain based in Bellevue, Washington, with 64 stores in the Puget Sound region of the state of Washington and in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.

King Soopers

City Market
Kroger is perhaps the most nationally oriented supermarket chain in the United States but it has preserved most of its regional brands, including Ralphs, City Market, King Soopers, Fry's, Smith's, and QFC.
King Soopers is a supermarket brand of Kroger in the Rocky Mountains of the United States; it has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Pharmacy

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Other services may include those of banks, cafés, childcare centres/creches, insurance (and other financial services), Mobile Phone services, photo processing, video rentals, pharmacies or petrol stations.
It is also often a requirement that the owner of a pharmacy must be a registered pharmacist, although this is not the case in all jurisdictions, such that many retailers (including supermarkets and mass merchandisers) now include a pharmacy as a department of their store.

Loblaws

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In Canada, the largest such company is Loblaw, which operates stores under a variety of banners targeted to different segments and regions, including Fortinos, Zehrs, No Frills, the Real Canadian Superstore, and Loblaws, the foundation of the company.
Loblaws Inc. is a Canadian supermarket chain with stores located in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

Fortinos

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In Canada, the largest such company is Loblaw, which operates stores under a variety of banners targeted to different segments and regions, including Fortinos, Zehrs, No Frills, the Real Canadian Superstore, and Loblaws, the foundation of the company.
Fortinos is a Canadian supermarket chain operating 23 stores in Ontario.

Zehrs Markets

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In Canada, the largest such company is Loblaw, which operates stores under a variety of banners targeted to different segments and regions, including Fortinos, Zehrs, No Frills, the Real Canadian Superstore, and Loblaws, the foundation of the company.
Zehrmart Inc. (doing business as Zehrs Markets or simply Zehrs), is a Canadian supermarket chain in southern Ontario.

General store

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Shopping for groceries also often involved trips to multiple specialty shops, such as a greengrocer, butcher, bakery, fishmonger and dry goods store; in addition to a general store, milk and other items of short shelf life were delivered by a milkman.
Their rarity in England is due to several factors, such as the rise in car ownership, competition from large chain supermarkets, the rising cost of village properties, and the increasing trend of the wealthy to own holiday homes in picturesque villages, consequently these houses which used to be occupied full-time by potential customers are often vacant for long periods.

Michael J. Cullen

They determined that the first true supermarket in the United States was opened by a former Kroger employee, Michael J. Cullen, on 4 August 1930, inside a 6000 sqft former garage in Jamaica, Queens in New York City.
He is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as the inventor of the modern supermarket.

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

A&PA & PA&P Supermarket
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, which was established in 1859, was another successful early grocery store chain in Canada and the United States, and became common in North American cities in the 1920s.
In 1930, the first supermarket opened in California.