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These days Americans can buy groceries everywhere. Gas stations, drug stores, mass merchants, at bodegas and corner stores and of course good old supermarkets too. In this episode we’ll look at the history of food retailing in America, how self-service replaced counter service, the way a couple of notable innovators changed how we shop and discuss how today’s retail landscape resembles a florescent-lit Hunger Games minus the bloody sword wounds and gratuitous sex.

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