Business: Super-Markets

At No. 8200 South Chicago Avenue, ten miles from Chicago's swank Loop shopping district, stands a big, three-story brick building that used to be a bag factory. Today it houses a typical supermarket, Depression's great contribution to U. S. retailing. This supermarket, Trading Post, Inc., was founded in 1934 by Roy O. Dawson with the backing of the Bristol brothers, Lee, Henry and William (of Bristol-Myers ).

Originally known as Dawson's Trading Post, the supermarket developed a $2,500,000 annual business but brought no returns to the Brothers Bristol. Founder Dawson was ousted last...

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