The supermarket industry celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2005. The FMI Information Service compiled some fun facts that highlight the rich history of the people, events and innovations that made the food retail industry what it is today.
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1930 Michael Cullen opens America's first supermarket in Queens, NY and names it King Kullen. Source: Supermarket Business, November 1995 (50th Anniversary Issue).
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