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Materials for the grocery trade

Collection Creator:
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 155
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Hills Brothers Coffee Incorporated Records, 1875-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
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Hills Bros. Coffee, Incorporated Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0395-ref1481

Materials relating to grocery trade

Collection Creator:
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 155
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Hills Brothers Coffee Incorporated Records, 1875-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
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Hills Bros. Coffee, Incorporated Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0395-ref1514

Materials relating to grocery trade

Collection Creator:
Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc.  Search this
Container:
Box 155
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Hills Brothers Coffee Incorporated Records, 1875-1965, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian.
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Hills Bros. Coffee, Incorporated Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0395-ref1515

Grocer's catalogue and price book / carefully compiled by W.J. Tilley

Author:
Tilley, W. J  Search this
Wellman, Peck & Co  Search this
Physical description:
162 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California
Date:
1880
1889
[188-?]
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Call number:
HD5716.G8 T57 1880
HD5716.G8T57 1880
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383337

One row of 25 grocery carts--11'6" overall---Telescope Carts Inc. [black and white photoprint]

Collection Creator:
Watson, Orla E., 1896-1983  Search this
Watson, Edith, (estate of)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (8.25" x 10".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1947
Scope and Contents:
Photographer unidentified.
Local Numbers:
02073901 (AC Scan)
General:
In Box 2, Folder 6.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Shopping carts  Search this
Grocers  Search this
Grocery trade  Search this
Shopping  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-1950 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Collection Citation:
Telescoping Shopping Cart Collection, 1946-1983, 2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Telescoping Shopping Cart Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0739-ref554

Fresh Fields Records

Donor:
Dobrow, Joe  Search this
Creator:
Fresh Fields  Search this
Whole Foods Market  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (11 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Statistics
Reports
Financial records
Correspondence
Press releases
Magazines (periodicals)
Annual reports
Memorandums
Advertisements
Newsletters
Place:
Austin (Tex.)
Maryland -- 1980-2000
Texas -- 20th century
Rockville (Md.)
Date:
1993-2000
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of the internal records of the Fresh Fields natural foods supermarket in its first years, before and after the time in which it merged with Whole Foods Market. It includes alphabetized subject files on such topics as advertising strategy, budgeting, promotions, branding, pricing, presentation, launches of new stores, credit card usage, rewards programs, etc.: correspondence; advertisements; memoranda; reports, including annual reports; statistics; financial documents; store magazines; internal company newsletters; press kits and press releases; studies and surveys; and miscellany.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Whole Foods Market was founded in Austin, Texas, in 1980, as an early experiment in natural foods grocery stores. During the 1990s, it bought or merged with several other natural foods stores. Fresh Fields launched its first store in May of 1991 in Rockville, Maryland. It did well and expanded rapidly with additional stores opening in 1992 and 1993 eventually expanding to 22 stores nationwide by 1996. That year, it was purchased by Whole Foods Market for $135 million in stock with most of the existing Fresh Fields stores eventually being converted to Whole Foods Markets.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Joe Dobrow, 2016.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Natural foods  Search this
Natural foods industry  Search this
Branding (Marketing)  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Statistics -- 20th century
Reports -- 20th century
Financial records -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Press releases
Magazines (periodicals) -- 20th century
Annual reports -- 20th century
Memorandums -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Citation:
Fresh Fields Records, 1993-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1367
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Fresh Fields Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1367

Epicure Spring & summer 1962

Author:
Pierce, S.S., Co  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1962
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Call number:
39780
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_302902

The modern grocery store / edited by Carl W. Dipman

Author:
Dipman, Carl W (Carl William) 1889-1954  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 199 p. : illus. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
C1931
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Call number:
HF6201.G7 D59 1931
HF6201.G7D59 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450057

Wholesale grocers : U.S., Canada, Cuba, Porto Rico

Physical description:
787 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
C1927
Topic:
Grocery trade--Directories  Search this
Call number:
HD9320.3 .W62 1927
HD9320.3.W62 1927
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383507

The grocer's companion and merchant's hand-book : Containing a comprehensive account of the growth, manufacture and qualities of every article sold by grocers. Also, tables of weights and measures, and information of a general nature of value to grocers and country merchants

Author:
New England grocer  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1883
[c1883]
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Call number:
HD9321.5 .G87
HD9321.5.G87
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_197520

Thomas' wholesale grocery and kindred trades register : the official buyers' and sellers' guide of the grocery and allied trades, U.S. and Canada

Author:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana  Search this
Physical description:
1472 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Canada
Date:
1943
Topic:
Grocery trade--Directories  Search this
Call number:
HD9321.3 .T45 1943
HD9321.3.T45 1943
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413437

Jane Parker Cake Advertising Book

Creator:
Thill, Charles  Search this
A & P Stores  Search this
Devos, Leon, 1897-1974  Search this
Greb, George  Search this
Jane Parker Pastry Chefs.  Search this
Litho-Krome Company.  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sales catalogs
Catalogs
Date:
1947
Summary:
A sample book containing laminated pages illustrating "Jane Parker" made to order cakes, baked by in-store pastry chefs for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery chain. "Jane Parker" was the house brand of A&P.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of one copy of the Jane Parker Special Occasion Cakes sample book. It was produced for the 1947 advertising and bake shop campaign for the A&P chain of grocery stores. The book was created by Litho-Krome of Columbus, Georgia. Pages are loose with each page consisting of a plastic laminated color lithograph of the specialty cake, specifications with regard to size and number of servings, and a listing of choices, or options, pertaining to that particular cake. The cakes and their decorations and uses all speak to a specific time in American society following World War II when the country's emphasis was returning to the home, marriage, and child rearing.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Jane Parker was one of the in-house store brand names created by The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery chain. A&P was the first grocery chain and the credited inventor of the "supermarket". Within each store there was a full service bakery supplying fresh baked goods, breads, specialty cakes and cookies to the buying public. The goal was "one stop" food shopping and maximizing customer purchases by providing under one roof a variety of goods usually found in small specialty shops.

To advertise their specialty cakes, A& P employed leading food photographers to photograph their cakes; these photographs were lithographed by the Litho-Krome Company and combined into a promotional book for distribution among the Jane Parker bake shops. J. Tom Morgan, Jr., founder and president of Litho-Krome Company, Columbus, Georgia, writes about the development of this particular book,

"We were proud; we were confident; we were beginning to gain a well-earned reputation for quality. No longer would we wince when we remembered, "You will never, not ever, do fine color lithography in the South. NEVER!"

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) grocery chain had become our first New York account in 1946. We produced for them color reproductions for aisle end cards and color brochures regularly each month.

In 1947 Hi Williams, one of the leading food photographers in New York City, had received a tremendously large order from A&P, which planned to open a Jane Parker bake shop section in a select group of its many stores all over the nation. As part of its campaign for these bake shops, A&P planned to focus on their bake shop's ability to prepare special occasion cakes - cakes for weddings, for births, for anniversaries, for almost any special occasion. A Jane Parker special occasion cake book in full color was part of that campaign, and Litho-Krome was chosen by A&P's advertising agency, Paris and Peart, to lithograph the book. Paris and Peart account executives were Ray Largo and Remus Harris.

For the special campaign a sample cake for each of approximately fifty different special occasions was prepared, and each cake was photographed separately. Several different photographers did the photographic work. I had the opportunity to meet and work with several of the great color photography pioneers and experts: men like George Greb, Nickolas Muray, Charles Thill, and Leon DeVos. Each of these photographers became acquainted with Litho-Krome and were later responsible for sending work to our company. Litho-Krome could do justice to their beautiful color pictures, and they liked that." AC NMAH Control File
Related Materials:
#60 Warshaw Collection of Business Americana (Baking).

#396 Product Cook Book Collection

#690 Pillsbury Company Bake-Off Collection
Provenance:
More than likely collected for the Advertising History Collection of the National Museum of American History in the 1960s by Dr. John Hoffman.
Found in collections. ACNMAH 720.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cake  Search this
Cake decorating  Search this
Grocery trade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sales catalogs
Catalogs
Citation:
Jane Parker Cake Advertising Book, 1947, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0720
See more items in:
Jane Parker Cake Advertising Book
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0720
Additional Online Media:

Social change & the supermarket

Title:
Social change and the supermarket
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Supermarkets--History  Search this
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Call number:
HF5469.23.U62 S63 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_593254

The grocer's window book : a compilation of practical plans for displays in the grocer's window ... / by Ed. H. Philippi

Author:
Philippi, Ed. H  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1914
C1914
Topic:
Grocery trade  Search this
Show windows  Search this
Call number:
HF5849.G8 P5 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_714307

Foods you will enjoy : the story of Buffett's store / Bill Buffett

Title:
Buffett's store
Story of Buffett's store
Author:
Buffett, Bill  Search this
Subject:
Buffett family  Search this
Buffett's  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Nebraska
Omaha
Omaha (Neb.)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Grocers  Search this
Grocery trade  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1007617

The American grocery store : the business evolution of an architectural space / James M. Mayo

Author:
Mayo, James M  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 286 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
20th century
Topic:
Supermarkets--History  Search this
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Call number:
HF5469.23.U62M39 1993X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449311

The great A&P and the struggle for small business in America / Marc Levinson

Title:
Great A and P and the struggle for small business in America
Great A & P and the struggle for small business in America
Author:
Levinson, Marc  Search this
Subject:
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company  Search this
Physical description:
358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
East (U.S.)
United States
Date:
2011
Topic:
Supermarkets--History  Search this
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_984752

Cornering the market : independent grocers and innovation in American small business / Susan V. Spellman

Author:
Spellman, Susan V. 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2016
Topic:
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Small business--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092331

America the bountiful : how the supermarket came to main street : an oral history / by William Greer with John A. Logan and Paul S. Willis, and other food industry leaders

Author:
Greer, William (William Raymond) 1953-  Search this
Logan, John A  Search this
Willis, Paul S  Search this
Food Marketing Institute  Search this
Beatrice Foods Company  Search this
Physical description:
185 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Supermarkets--History  Search this
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Food industry and trade--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456854

A & P : the story of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company / Avis H. Anderson

Title:
Story of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
Author:
Anderson, Avis H  Search this
Subject:
Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company History  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Grocery trade--History  Search this
Food industry and trade--History  Search this
Supermarkets--History  Search this
Call number:
HF5468.5 .A53 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_700697

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