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Posted by J.J. on Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 17:09:56 :

In Reply to: Re: Littleman Groceterias posted by Dennis O'Rorke on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 09:48:38 :

: : Does anyone remember Littleman "Groceterias"? This was a small supermarket chain active in 1939-40 (probably before and after), either in San Francisco or nearby. I'm trying to determine where their stores were located. Thanks for any help!
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If you google Littleman Stores, San Francisco, you will get this:

http://www.groceteria.com/store/regional-chains/k-o/littleman-stores/

FYI, I worked for Littleman Stores, in the early 1960s. I understand they had a store on Castro, corner of 18th St. during WWII, and they could get butter (which was rationed), which led to their success. I vaguely remember that store.

The main office was on California Street, in the Laurel Village shopping center. I worked with the advertising manager, Bob, who was the greatest boss I ever had. I think he stayed with Littleman>Cala Foods>Kroeger chain for a long time. I also worked with the Sundry manager, Mr Hoffman, who was a very nice older man.

They had several stores in San Francisco, such as on 18th & Collingwood, Polk St(?), seems to be one on Geary or the Fillmore, and down the peninsula (such as Sunnyvale). There were, maybe, about 15 stores.

The owners were Jewish. I mention that because my name sounds Jewish and I've always thought that might be why I was hired. I had a good job and have no idea why I left, except that perhaps I was young and stupid.




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