as a child , where did your family do their shopping?

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  1. Snowysmom

    Snowysmom <font color=darkorchid>If they say "That's interes

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    Grocery shopping was done at First National or A&P. For clothes and household items it was Almy's, Grant's, Zayre, or Sears.
     
  2. AurumPunzel

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    It was either Sainsbury's or Tesco, with the occasional Safeway (now Morrisons, though it has been separate from Safeway USA for years). On rare occasions, it would be Asda (Walmart).
     
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  4. RamblingMad

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    Thrift stores and garage sales. I remember going to garage sales a lot in the summer.
     
  5. aristocatz

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    Supermarkets:
    A&P, Shaws, Star Market

    Dept Stores:
    Bradlees, Caldor, Sears, Filene's

    Other:
    Child World, Toys-R-Us, Paperama, Grossman's
     
  6. MillauFr

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    The West Shore Farmer's Market, Gimbels at the Harrisburg East Mall, Sears at the Capital City Mall, A&P, and K-Mart.
     
  7. bushdianee

    bushdianee <font color=green>I had a water fun day planned<br

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    For groceries early on it Acme, A&P, then Loblaws, Super Duper, after we moved to the mid west it was Hinky Dinky, Bakers, Safeway

    for clothes and stuff it was Maxims which I think turned into King's, Twin Fair and later Two Guys (my grandmother LOVED Two Guys!)Neisners, Sears, Woolworths. I remember when the first K-Mart in the area opened by my grandparents house.
     
  8. Mickeynutty

    Mickeynutty DIS Veteran

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    Groceries: A&P and Big Apple
    Most everything else : Kresge’s
     
  9. rajak73

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    For groceries, we lived in a small town, there was a IGA and a mom and pop called, "Jerry's Market" Clothes, Jcpenney or Wards, never did a lot of shopping at Sears.

    DW and I bought our very first appliance at Wards, a upright deep freeze. Financed it so we could start with credit rating. Funny, that Deep Freeze lasted through 3 moves, and 43 years later, we gave it to our DS who put a different thermostat on it to use it as a beer cooler. He gave it to someone else after using it another year and a half, so the deep freeze was still going after 44 1/2 years, not to bad.
     
  10. cluvsdisney

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    Mostly the supermarket - Key Food or Pathmark. Once in a while my father would go to the butcher.
     
  11. MrsDuck

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    Walmart and Publix.
     
  12. Kitty 34

    Kitty 34 Hums in her sleep

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    A&P for Food; Gilmore's for clothes; Howard Johnson's for that special treat. :)
     
  13. Lilacs4Me

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    Farmer Jack
    Kroger
    Meijer

    Can you tell I'm from MI?! lol
     
  14. Boardwalk Jedi

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    Pathmark
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    Local independent grocery store - not lying, it was called Foodland

    Clothes came from Bradlees, Kmart and Caldors for the most part. Again, there was a cute independent store that sold only kids' clothes that we used too. And when splurging, we were at G Fox.
     
  15. poooh

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    Shaws and then it turned into a Stop and Shop
     

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