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February 3, 2020

Inside the Tom Thumb Supermarket in 1966 Through Vintage Snaps

Founded in 1948, Tom Thumb is a chain of supermarkets in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It operates under the name Tom Thumb for traditional grocery stores and Flagship Tom Thumb for higher end stores in affluent areas.

The supermarket makes up part of the Southern division of Albertsons. When combined with sister chains Albertsons and Market Street, it is (as of May 2015) the number two supermarket group in the competitive Dallas/Fort Worth area (in terms of market share) behind Walmart.

The chain's distribution center is in Roanoke, Texas.

These vintage color snapshots show what the inside of the Tom Thumb supermarket looked like in 1966.













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