As with plenty of other businesses, Safeway, one of Canada and America's favorite supermarkets, began life in the unlikeliest of places. In small town Idaho, to be exact, where Skaggs' (as they were known then) low prices made them instantly popular with American Falls locals. By 1926, there were over 400 Skaggs stores, and later that year, 750. Safeway pioneered bulk pricing, sell-by dates and parking lots by the 1930s, making the chain the first truly modernized supermarket.
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