Vintage Photos of Grocery Stores Dating Back to the Early 1900s

Who would have thought that grocery stores would have been something that has changed so much over the past century? It’s just a place to grab some essentials for dinner, right? Well, while grocery stores have always been known to carry those basic necessities like eggs and milk, novel inventions like shopping carts and self-serve checkout stations have revolutionized the ever-evolving grocery shopping experience. The introduction of big-box supermarket stores in the 1960s and 1970s — when iconic stores like Walmart and Target came into the picture — delivered an entirely new spin on what our society deemed a "grocery store.” Nowadays, with the rising popularity of grocery delivery mobile app services and curbside pickup, it's becoming less necessary to step foot inside a grocery store. So, let's take a look back at grocery stores through the years to examine just how far we've come.