Star Market's "World Market"

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Star Market's "World Market"

Post by pseudo3d » 23 Nov 2015 10:26

So I found out that Star Market, at least in a few of its stores, featured a large international foods (and gifts!) department called "World Market" back in 1997.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stori ... tory2.html

An article from Supermarket News (paywalled) shines more light onto it:
For instance, Star Market Co., Cambridge, Mass., has a professional area in its new Dorchester, Mass., unit. The fixture is located in a section called World Market Food Hall, a 3,600-square-foot department that carries about 3,400 products from 50 countries.
A special area of the department, called Morrissey's of Ireland, features what is said to be the largest selection of Irish products sold in the United States.
The demonstration area includes an oven, overhead lights, a sink, stove and cabinets. When SN visited the store on its opening day last month, officials from the Irish Food Board, New York, were demonstrating how to prepare Irish foods.
The store at 45 Morrissey no longer has this feature, obviously, as Star Market has changed hands no less than 4 times since the article was written (Shaw's/Albertsons/SuperValu/Albertsons) and the store had rebranded to a Shaw's, then back to a Star Market. Does anyone remember it, when it went away, and if it was independent operation or operated by Cost Plus World Market? (the article auto links to it but it never mentioned anything of a partnership)

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