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JIM: Hot deals in 1957 at Columbia's White Cash & Kroger Stores

THANKSGIVING 1957 - It seems like yesterday - it just 60 years ago, when members of the ACHS class of 1958 were juniors, - when Columbia's Square had a Kroger Supermarket, where Edward D. Jones is today, and the independent supermarkets, White Cash Market, Columbia Supermarket, and Harper's Food Market (anyone remember if it was on the Well Walk, downtown?), united resources to combat the chain store.
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In 1957, Kroger and the White Cash Market had these hot deals for those shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. For a close approximation of what an item would cost in today's dollars, multiply the price by 8.70.

(The next week, just in time to store all the leftovers, Jeffries Hardware offered the Model D800 "Big Family Size" Admiral refrigerator--a cavernous 7.3 cubic feet!--for the low, low price of $179.00. This price included a full-width freezer; the crisper, however, was optional. And, for the first time, these beauties were available in colors other than white--Primrose Yellow, Shell Pink, and Sea Mist Green--at no additional charge.) - JIM

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JIM: White Cash & Kroger, Columbia, KY Thanksgiving ad - 1957

2017-11-19 - Public Square, Olden Times, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of JIM.
"In 1957, Kroger and "Columbia's Independent Markets" had these hot deals for those shopping for Thanksgiving dinner. For a close approximation of what an item would cost in today's dollars, multiply the price by 8.70. - JIM
Based on that handy calculator JIM provides, the turkey breast on sale in one Columbia Store on Saturday, November 16, 2017, was quite a bargain at $1.29 a pound. That 43 cent turkey cost an equivalent price of $3.74 when the time value of money is factored into the prices. - EW

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