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Fredrick's Pharmacy (Supermarket)

Post by Steve Landry » 22 Jan 2006 17:36

Dear Host and anyone else,

I am trying to do a backwards research on the Fredrick's Supermarket chain that existed in Florida (south). I know they had at least 10 stores and that Food Fair bought them early 1950's?

I have not been successful, so I thought that maybe doing research on the very early in-store (grocery/supermarket) pharmacies might be the key.

Fredrick's Supermarkets had full service in-store pharmacies as early as the 1940's. Their stores were very large, upscale and architecturally ahead of their time. I was also told that sometime before or after Food Fair bought them, there was a union labor dispute with the pharmacists that caused the pharmacies to close (inside of the stores).

Some of these pharmacies were reopened much later on under Food Fair.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!!!

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Post by Dave » 22 Jan 2006 20:19

Steve, have you tried looking at various newspaper archives online? Although most only go back a little way and charge for full articles, some don't charge for articles and some go far back (I've seen 1903).

I use a site that contains links to all of the newspaper and television station websites, arranged by state, to find local information sometimes. It's http://www.usnpl.com.

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Post by Steve Landry » 25 Jan 2006 21:11

Thanks Dave...............no success. It only goes to 1982

Guess I have to go to the main library.

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Post by Steve Landry » 29 Jan 2006 12:29

Edric...............man of the South.............where are you?

I thought you would have some knowledge to share with me.

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Post by Steve Landry » 05 Feb 2006 09:59

I'm just bumping this up so maybe Edric will see it.

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Post by Steve Landry » 01 Apr 2006 09:25

Hello Edric.............good to see you back.

Do you recall any info on Fredrick's Supermarkets in Florida? They had about 10 stores...........very large with pharmacies and other "ahead of their time" departments. (Food Fair bought them).

Also Shell City Stores (Fredrick's bouth them).

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Post by Edric Floyd » 09 Apr 2006 22:10

Hello Steve!

Sorry that I have been silent for a while and missed the posts.

I never heard of Fredricks supermarkets in Florida. That was way before my time! And I wish I could spend a day in a large Florida library to research that.

I will check back more frequently for any updates found on that.

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Post by Steve Landry » 10 Apr 2006 10:13

Thanks Edric!! :)

Side note: These Fredrick's Supermarkets retained their name until their conversion to Pantry Pride.

Most of them had the Fredricks name on the building itself with the traditional Food Fair "tower" sign in the parking lot.
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Post by Steve Landry » 19 Apr 2006 11:01

Edric,

The Fredrick's name was still in existence in the 1970's.

Also, any memories of Shell City Stores?

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