The vintage 1960s supermarkets featured below include family favorites like Kroger, Winn-Dixie, A&P, Safeway, Food Giant, Fazio’s, Gamble-Skogmo, Food Fair, Big Bear, Lucky and others.
Vintage 1960s supermarkets & old-fashioned grocery stores
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Winn-Dixie grocery storefront in 1966
Food Giant signage/lettering in 1961
Vintage Food Fair supermarket storefronts in 1963, 1964 & 1968
The sign on an old Lucky supermarket in 1960
Safeway in the ’60s
These are Safeway stores: a variety of styles and sizes in various areas — big city, suburban shopping center, valley town.
While the theme is unmistakably “Safeway,” the architectural style varies to harmonize with local surroundings or to fit in with community development plans.
Also making for more variety than in the past is our use of the newer structural materials and techniques that are becoming increasingly available. These often simplify construction and save on cost while enhancing utility and beauty.
Besides being modern and attractive, our stores must be convenient, to make shopping in them a pleasant experience. This means the proper location in town and the right layout of building and parking lot.
Within the stores it means convenient and efficient arrangement of aisle space and merchandise, and modern checkstands providing fast and efficient service.
The vital nature of this objective is well understood. This is the front line; this is our lifeline. This is where we meet the customer and compete for her favor.
A&P store in 1967
Storefront roof includes a quaint weathervane
Vintage 1960s supermarkets: A&P in 1969
Fazio’s old grocery stores – 1969
The entrance of an old Safeway store in 1964
What food shopping used to be like
Shopping the aisles and special displays