Cornering the Market

Independent Grocers and Innovation in American Small Business
Author(s): 
Spellman, Susan V.
ISBN: 
9780199384273
Date published: 
May 2016
e-book
Price: 
£47.99

Popular stereotypes of Rockwellian storekeepers have characterized grocery retailers as backward and resistant to modernizing impulses. Cornering the Market challenges these conventions to show that early grocers were important but unsung innovators, revolutionizing business practices from the bottom, and transforming the grocery trade from local enterprises to a nationwide industry.