Episode 145: Housewives’ Paradise: History Of Supermarkets

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Learn about the social and economic implications of the supermarket on this weeks episode of A Taste of the Past Linda Pelaccio talks with University of Minnesota History Professor Dr Tracey Deutsch about building a housewives paradise Tune into this program to learn about the inception of the supermarket as an American institution in the 1930s Find out how supermarkets aimed to appeal to women through their interior design layout and overall aesthetic How did local food pricing regulations cause some grocery stores to fail and others to thrive Tune into this episode to learn how issues of gender class and race are tied up in the success of the American supermarket This program has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard and Winery Todays music has been provided by Pamela Royal The very first supermarkets did feature super low prices They were hugely popular but then many of them went out of business If you cut your prices too low youre not going to be able to stay in business 11 10 Having predictable sales became more important to these larger stores 26 15 — Dr Tracey Deutsch on A Taste of the Past Click here to visit this podcast episode