Supermarkets in the 1970s

Shipley Market Square, 1970s
Shipley Market Square in the 1970s. Note Liptons Store. "Shipley Market Square 1970s" by shipley43 is licensed under CC BY 2.0 (Cropped)

How many of these supermarkets from the 1970s are still around today? How many do you remember?

These are some of the supermarket and grocery chains from the 1970s:

Liptons, Newton Road, High Heaton, 1970s
Liptons, Newton Road, High Heaton, Newcastle, 1970s (image public domain)

Some of these chains traded under a variety of different local names. These are a few examples:

Allied Suppliers Ltd

Allied Suppliers' main brand was Liptons. They also sold Sunshine, Beach's and Jaunty products.

Their store names were:

Fine Fare at Chillingam Road, Heaton, Newcastle, 1974
Fine Fare at Chillingam Road, Heaton, Newcastle, 1974 (image public domain)

Fine Fare

The Fine Fare stores included:

Supermarket shopping in the 1970s
Supermarket shopping in the 1970s Image by jackcast2015 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

International Stores

International incorporated the following other trade names:

Key Markets

Key Markets also traded as:

Moores

Moores also traded as:

References

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Chris

Remember going to Carlines supermarket with my grandma in the mid 60's

Reuben Frankau
Chains in the North-East, in addition to Walter Willson (note the double L) and Hinton's, does anyone remember L & N Stores, a/k/a L & N Supply Co. a/k/a London & Newcastle Tea Company? It would appear L & N Stores were in some way subsumed into Fine Fare during the 1960s, but they still had a few branches on Tyneside until the 1980s. Would be interested to hear if anyone else has come across L & N or remembers this brand.
Matt Ratcliffe
BUDGENS HAS QUITE A HISTORY IN THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND, ;WHO IN THE 1980S TOOK OVER BISHOPS SUPERMARKETS.
Matt Ratcliffe
Chains in the north east of England you can add, Laws Stores and Walter Wilsons and Hintons, Hintons was taken over by presto and later became Safeway. Laws stores was taken over by Low this bringing low into the north east of England.
Stuart Cubech
Wow, this list brings back some memories I also remember "Wavy Line" and "Liptons"
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