In recent years I've heard Kroger's advertising incentive, "Let's Go Krogering." I thought it was new. Not so. When searching the August 14, 1958, edition of The Youngstown Vindicator online I noticed a Kroger ad. And there, in the middle of the page, was the suggestion, "Let's Go Krogering." Who knew!
The ad suggests to me that the 1950's were the days before prepared foods had become so popular. Days when people usually used real, unadulterated food and made meals from scratch. Oh, yum!
If only we could return to 1958 prices (without returning to 1958 incomes).
White potatoes 25 lb. bag 79¢
Peaches 4 lbs. 49¢
Blueberries pt. box 29¢
Ground Beef lb. 49¢
Tenderay Round Steak lb. 89¢
Tenderay Sirloin Steak lb 89¢
Tenderay Porterhouse Steak lb. 99¢
Tenderay Chuck Steaks lb. 69¢
Campbell's Soup, your choice 6 for 99¢
Cream of Mushroom
Cream of Chicken
Chicken w ith Rice
Vegetarian Soup 8 for 98¢
I guess there were some prepared foods available. (In our family we most always cooked from scratch except for an occasional box cake.)
Banquet Frozen Dinners 2 for $1
Ballard or Pillsbury Biscuits pkg. 10¢
Macaroni and Cheese 6 for 88¢
Peach Pie 49¢
Grape Juice 5 for 88¢
Spaghetti 4 for 89¢
More "real food."
Swiss Cheese lb. 49¢
Sharp Cheese lb. 59¢
Fresh Eggs, Grade A Small doz. 41¢
Fresh Eggs, Grade A Medium doz. 53¢
I don't remember a Kroger in the Niles/Youngstown area when I was growing up. In fact, I don't remember when I first encountered a Kroger store. These days they are prevalent primarily in Ohio and neighboring states.
This post was prompted by a pattern my grandmother cut from a newspaper which my aunt gave me. There are some ads for cleaning supplies but since the date was cut away
with the cutting of the pattern, I decided not to scan and post it. The ad also has coupons for Top Value Stamps with the purchase of various items. Businesses don't give stamps these days but so many stores have scannable customer cards which, if a customer registers and uses the cards, may offer them points for later use or discounts at the register. Of course, it's a way for the store to track the spending habits of people who use the cards: more invasive than those old paper stamps we licked and pasted into books to turn in.
I often stop by Kroger to pick up a few items these days but it's not my primary store for groceries. What about you? Do you go Krogering?
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