|Title||Associated Grocery Company building, Seattle, 1937 |
|Caption||In 1934, independent retail grocers in Seattle formed Associated Grocers, a purchasing cooperative to improve efficiency. With a constant focus on new products and services, over the years the successful company grew to approximately $1 billion in annual sales, serving grocery retailers throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and parts of Idaho. In 2007, Associated Grocers was acquired by United Western Grocers, itself a merger of cooperatives in Portland and Los Angeles. Shortly afterward, the company shortened its name to Unified Grocers. |
This photo shows the first Associated Grocery building at 1990 Alaskan Way.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Associated Grocery Company.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Associated Grocery Co.
Caption information source: United Grocers website http://www.unifiedgrocers.com/ABOUTUS/Pages/UnifiedHistory.aspx
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 27, 1937.
|Subjects||Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7309 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |